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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Mauritania

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 Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday 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
2018WedSep 12Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2020FriAug 21Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2022SunJul 31Muharram/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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