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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.

Covered bazaar in Ardabil in the northwest of Iran where black banners and flags with Arabic writing mark the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2016MonOct 3Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
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
2022SatJul 30Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday

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