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Maulid 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 Maulid a Public Holiday?

Maulid 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.

Mecca

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

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About Maulid

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Maulid Observances

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

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