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Muharram (Muslim New Year) in Saudi Arabia

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 (Muslim New Year) a Public Holiday?

Muharram (Muslim New Year) 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 (Muslim New Year)

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Muharram (Muslim New Year) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2016MonOct 3Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2017FriSep 22Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2018WedSep 12Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2019SatAug 31Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2020ThuAug 20Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2021TueAug 10Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2022SatJul 30Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2023WedJul 19Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2024MonJul 8Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
2025FriJun 27Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance

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