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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?

Even though Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) falls on Saturday, May 8, 2021, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular 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

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonJul 13Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
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
2021SatMay 8Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2022ThuApr 28Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2023MonApr 17Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2024FriApr 5Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
2025WedMar 26Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim

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