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Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) in Nigeria

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.

Muharram New Year
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
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About Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

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Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
ThuNov 152012Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
TueNov 52013Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
SatOct 252014Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
ThuOct 152015Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
MonOct 32016Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
TueOct 42016Al-Hijra observedLocal holiday
FriSep 222017Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
WedSep 122018Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
SunSep 12019Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
ThuAug 202020Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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