Muharram/Islamic New Year in South Africa
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.
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Muharram/Islamic New Year ObservancesNote: 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.
|Wed||Dec 8||2010||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sun||Nov 27||2011||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Nov 15||2012||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Tue||Nov 5||2013||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sat||Oct 25||2014||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Oct 15||2015||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Mon||Oct 3||2016||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Fri||Sep 22||2017||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Wed||Sep 12||2018||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sun||Sep 1||2019||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Aug 20||2020||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
Quick FactsMuharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Muharram/Islamic New Year 2018Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Muharram/Islamic New Year 2019Sunday, September 1, 2019
Other holidays in September 2018 in South Africa
- Janmashtami – Sunday, September 2, 2018
- Ganesh Chaturthi – Wednesday, September 12, 2018
- Heritage Day – Monday, September 24, 2018