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Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday) in Sri Lanka

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 (Holy Prophet's Birthday) a Public Holiday?

Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.


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


About Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)

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Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday) Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2015SunJan 4Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2015ThuDec 24Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2015ThuDec 24Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2016MonDec 12Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2017FriDec 1Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2018TueNov 20Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2019SunNov 10Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday
2020ThuOct 29Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)Public Holiday

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