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Muharram in Somalia

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 a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

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Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15MuharramCommon local holiday
2016MonOct 3MuharramCommon local holiday
2017FriSep 22MuharramCommon local holiday
2018WedSep 12MuharramCommon local holiday
2019SunSep 1MuharramCommon local holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramCommon local holiday
2021TueAug 10MuharramCommon local holiday
2022SatJul 30MuharramCommon local holiday
2023WedJul 19MuharramCommon local holiday
2024MonJul 8MuharramCommon local holiday
2025FriJun 27MuharramCommon local holiday

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