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Muharram in Russia

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 not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

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
2015ThuOct 15MuharramMuslim
2016MonOct 3MuharramMuslim
2017FriSep 22MuharramMuslim
2018WedSep 12MuharramMuslim
2019SatAug 31MuharramMuslim
2020ThuAug 20MuharramMuslim
2021TueAug 10MuharramMuslim
2022SatJul 30MuharramMuslim
2023WedJul 19MuharramMuslim
2024MonJul 8MuharramMuslim
2025FriJun 27MuharramMuslim

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