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.
The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad
Jumatul Bidah translates as 'Friday of farewell' and marks the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan
Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and day before Eid al Adha. The Prophet gave his Final Sermon at Arafa.
The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.
Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Islamic calendar