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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.

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 (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
2019SunSep 1Muharram (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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