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Muharram in Oman

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 a Public Holiday?

Muharram 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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About Muharram

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Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018TueSep 11MuharramPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1MuharramPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramPublic Holiday

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