Upcoming Islamic Holidays

Islamic public holidays are observed in mainly Asian and African countries. The date of many Islamic holidays are based on the phases of the moon, and the dates of some festivals may depend on the actual sighting of the moon. This means that the same holiday may be observed on different days in different countries.

Night of Destiny
Jun 23: Night of Destiny

The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad

Jumatul Bidah
Jun 23: Jumatul Bidah

Jumatul Bidah translates as 'Friday of farewell' and marks the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr
Jun 26: Eid al-Fitr

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Arafat (Haj) Day
Aug 31: Arafat (Haj) Day

Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and day before Eid al Adha. The Prophet gave his Final Sermon at Arafa.

Eid al-Adha
Sep 01: Eid al-Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Awal Muharram
Sep 22: Awal Muharram

Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.

Sep 30: Ashura

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.

Maulud Nabi
Dec 01: Maulud Nabi

Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Islamic calendar