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Lailat al-Qadr in Russia

Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is and Islamic observance that marks the anniversary of the night Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).

Is Lailat al-Qadr a Public Holiday?

Even though Lailat al-Qadr falls on Saturday, May 8, 2021, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Russia.

Many Muslims devote their time to reading the Koran during this period.

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About Lailat al-Qadr

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Lailat al-Qadr Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SatJul 2Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2017WedJun 21Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2018SunJun 10Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2019FriMay 31Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2020TueMay 19Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2021SatMay 8Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2022ThuApr 28Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2023MonApr 17Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2024FriApr 5Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2025WedMar 26Lailat al-QadrMuslim
2026SunMar 15Lailat al-QadrMuslim

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