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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Maldives

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/Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/Islamic New Year is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.


About Muharram/Islamic New Year

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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 22Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2018TueSep 11Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019SatAug 31Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2021MonAug 9Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2027SunJun 6Muharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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