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Prophet's Birthday in Saudi Arabia

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 Prophet's Birthday a Public Holiday?

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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Prophet's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2015ThuDec 24Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2016MonDec 12Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2017FriDec 1Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2018WedNov 21Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2019SunNov 10Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2020ThuOct 29Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2021TueOct 19Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2022SatOct 8Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2023WedSep 27Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2024MonSep 16Prophet's BirthdayObservance
2025FriSep 5Prophet's BirthdayObservance

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