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Hijra New Year in Morocco

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 Hijra New Year a Public Holiday?

Hijra 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.

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About Hijra New Year

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Hijra New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 22Hijra New YearNational holiday
2018WedSep 12Hijra New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Hijra New YearNational holiday
2020FriAug 21Hijra New YearNational holiday
2021TueAug 10Hijra New YearNational holiday
2022SatJul 30Hijra New YearNational holiday
2023WedJul 19Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonJul 8Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriJun 27Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedJun 17Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunJun 6Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday

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