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Muharram in Libya

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Muharram a Public Holiday?

Muharram is on Sunday, September 1, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Libya.

Muharram New Year
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
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About Muharram

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Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2012ThuNov 15MuharramPublic Holiday
2013TueNov 5MuharramPublic Holiday
2014SatOct 25MuharramPublic Holiday
2015ThuOct 15MuharramPublic Holiday
2016MonOct 3MuharramPublic Holiday
2017FriSep 22MuharramPublic Holiday
2018WedSep 12MuharramPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1MuharramPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramPublic Holiday

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