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Muharram/New Year in Malaysia

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.

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/New Year

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Muharram/New Year Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedDec 82010Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
SunNov 272011Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
ThuNov 152012Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
TueNov 52013Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
SatOct 252014Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
WedOct 142015Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
SunOct 22016Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
FriSep 222017Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
TueSep 112018Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
SunSep 12019Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
ThuAug 202020Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Muharram/New Year 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Muharram/New Year 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in September 2018 in Malaysia

Fun Holiday on September 11, 2018

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