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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.

Muharram New Year
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
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About Muharram/Islamic New Year

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Muharram/Islamic New Year 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.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedDec 82010Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunNov 272011Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuNov 152012Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
TueNov 52013Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SatOct 252014Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuOct 152015Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
MonOct 32016Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
FriSep 222017Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
WedSep 122018Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
SunSep 12019Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
ThuAug 202020Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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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.

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in September 2018 in South Africa

United Nation Holiday on September 12, 2018

Fun Holiday on September 12, 2018

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