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Prophet's Birthday in Tanzania

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 Prophet's Birthday a Public Holiday?

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.


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Prophet's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2015ThuDec 24Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2016MonDec 12Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2017FriDec 1Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2018WedNov 21Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2019SunNov 10Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2020ThuOct 29Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2021TueOct 19Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2022SatOct 8Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2023WedSep 27Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2024MonSep 16Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2025FriSep 5Prophet's BirthdayPublic Holiday

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