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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.

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

Muharram New Year

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

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About Muharram

Read more about Muharram.

Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018TueSep 11MuharramPublic Holiday
2019SatAug 31MuharramPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramPublic Holiday

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