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Id el Maulud in Nigeria

Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is Id el Maulud a Public Holiday?

Id el Maulud 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 Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.


The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.


About Id el Maulud

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Id el Maulud Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriJan 2Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2016MonDec 12Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2017FriDec 1Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2018WedNov 21Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2019SunNov 10Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2020ThuOct 29Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2021TueOct 19Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2022SatOct 8Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2023WedSep 27Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2024MonSep 16Id el MauludPublic Holiday
2025FriSep 5Id el MauludPublic Holiday

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