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Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is The Prophet's Birthday a Public Holiday?

The Prophet's Birthday is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.

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The Prophet's Birthday 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
2015SatJan 3The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2015ThuDec 24The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2016MonDec 12The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2017FriDec 1The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2018WedNov 21The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2019SatNov 9The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2020ThuOct 29The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2021TueOct 19The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2022SatOct 8The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2023WedSep 27The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2024MonSep 16The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
2025FriSep 5The Prophet's BirthdayMuslim

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