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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) in South Africa

Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) a Public Holiday?

Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, November 10, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in South Africa.

The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.

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About Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)

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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) 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
2015SatJan 3Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2015ThuDec 24Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2016MonDec 12Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2017FriDec 1Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2018TueNov 20Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2019SunNov 10Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2020ThuOct 29Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2021TueOct 19Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2022SatOct 8Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2023WedSep 27Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2024MonSep 16Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2025FriSep 5Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim

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