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Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) in South Africa

Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is and Islamic observance that marks the anniversary of the night Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).

Is Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) a Public Holiday?

Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 9, 2021 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in South Africa.

Many Muslims devote their time to reading the Koran during this period.

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About Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)

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Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SatJul 2Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2017WedJun 21Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2018SunJun 10Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2019FriMay 31Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2020TueMay 19Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2021SunMay 9Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2022ThuApr 28Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2023MonApr 17Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2024FriApr 5Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2025WedMar 26Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2026SunMar 15Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim

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