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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 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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About Hijra New Year

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Hijra New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15Hijra New YearNational holiday
2016MonOct 3Hijra New YearNational holiday
2017FriSep 22Hijra New YearNational holiday
2018WedSep 12Hijra New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Hijra New YearNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20Hijra New YearNational holiday
2021TueAug 10Hijra New YearNational holiday
2022SatJul 30Hijra New YearNational holiday
2023WedJul 19Hijra New YearNational holiday
2024MonJul 8Hijra New YearNational holiday
2025FriJun 27Hijra New YearNational holiday

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