Mawlid around the world in 2024

Mawlid around the world in 2024
Al-Masjid an-Nabawī is a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It was one of the first mosques built by Muhammad, and is one of the largest mosques in the world. Image by ikurucan , via deposit Photos
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2025 Various Sep 5
AfghanistanFri, Sep 5National Holiday
AlgeriaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
BahrainFri, Sep 5National Holiday
BangladeshFri, Sep 5National Holiday
BeninFri, Sep 5National Holiday
BruneiFri, Sep 5National Holiday
CameroonFri, Sep 5National Holiday
ChadFri, Sep 5National Holiday
ComorosFri, Sep 5National Holiday
DjiboutiFri, Sep 5National Holiday
EritreaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
EthiopiaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
FijiFri, Sep 5National Holiday
GambiaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
GuineaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
GuyanaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
India Sep 5
Andhra PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Sep 5Regional Holiday
IndonesiaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
IranFri, Sep 5National Holiday
IraqFri, Sep 5National Holiday
Ivory CoastFri, Sep 5National Holiday
JordanFri, Sep 5National Holiday
KuwaitFri, Sep 5National Holiday
LebanonFri, Sep 5National Holiday
LibyaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
MalaysiaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
MaldivesFri, Sep 5National Holiday
MaliFri, Sep 5National Holiday
MauritaniaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
MoroccoFri, Sep 5National Holiday
NigerFri, Sep 5National Holiday
NigeriaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
OmanFri, Sep 5National Holiday
PakistanFri, Sep 5National Holiday
PalestineFri, Sep 5National Holiday
SenegalFri, Sep 5National Holiday
Sierra LeoneFri, Sep 5National Holiday
SomaliaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
SudanFri, Sep 5National Holiday
SyriaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
TanzaniaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
TunisiaFri, Sep 5National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesFri, Sep 5National Holiday
YemenFri, Sep 5National Holiday
2024 Various Sep 15, Sep 16, Sep 21
AfghanistanSun, Sep 15National Holiday
AlgeriaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
BahrainSun, Sep 15National Holiday
BangladeshMon, Sep 16National Holiday
BeninSun, Sep 15National Holiday
BruneiSun, Sep 15National Holiday
CameroonSun, Sep 15National Holiday
ChadSun, Sep 15National Holiday
ComorosSun, Sep 15National Holiday
DjiboutiSun, Sep 15National Holiday
EritreaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
EthiopiaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
FijiMon, Sep 16National Holiday
GambiaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
GuineaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
GuyanaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
India Sep 16
Andhra PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
DelhiMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
KarnatakaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
KeralaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
MaharashtraMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
MizoramMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
PuducherryMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
UttarakhandMon, Sep 16Regional Holiday
IndonesiaMon, Sep 16National Holiday
IranSat, Sep 21National Holiday
IraqSun, Sep 15National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Sep 15National Holiday
JordanSun, Sep 15National Holiday
KuwaitSun, Sep 15National Holiday
LebanonSun, Sep 15National Holiday
LibyaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
MalaysiaMon, Sep 16National Holiday
MaldivesSun, Sep 15National Holiday
MaliSun, Sep 15National Holiday
MauritaniaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
MoroccoSun, Sep 15National Holiday
NigerSun, Sep 15National Holiday
NigeriaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
OmanMon, Sep 16National Holiday
PakistanMon, Sep 16National Holiday
PalestineSun, Sep 15National Holiday
SenegalSun, Sep 15National Holiday
Sierra LeoneSun, Sep 15National Holiday
SomaliaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
Sri LankaMon, Sep 16National Holiday
SudanSun, Sep 15National Holiday
SyriaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
TanzaniaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
TunisiaSun, Sep 15National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Sep 15National Holiday
YemenSun, Sep 15National Holiday
2023 Various Sep 26, Sep 27, Sep 28, Sep 29, Sep 30, Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3
AfghanistanWed, Sep 27National Holiday
AlgeriaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
BahrainWed, Sep 27National Holiday
BangladeshThu, Sep 28National Holiday
BeninWed, Sep 27National Holiday
BruneiThu, Sep 28National Holiday
CameroonWed, Sep 27National Holiday
ChadWed, Sep 27National Holiday
ComorosWed, Sep 27National Holiday
DjiboutiWed, Sep 27National Holiday
EritreaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
EthiopiaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
FijiMon, Oct 2National Holiday
GambiaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
GuineaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
GuyanaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
India Sep 26, Sep 27, Sep 28
Andhra PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
ManipurThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Sep 27Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Sep 27Regional Holiday
GoaTue, Sep 26Regional Holiday
IndonesiaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
IranTue, Oct 3National Holiday
IraqThu, Sep 28National Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Sep 27National Holiday
JordanWed, Sep 27National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Sep 28National Holiday
LebanonWed, Sep 27National Holiday
LibyaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
MalaysiaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
MaldivesThu, Sep 28National Holiday
MaliThu, Sep 28National Holiday
MauritaniaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
MoroccoWed, Sep 27National Holiday
NigerWed, Sep 27National Holiday
Nigeria Sep 27, Sep 28
JigawaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
NigeriaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
OmanThu, Sep 28National Holiday
Pakistan Sep 29, Sep 30, Oct 1
PakistanSun, Oct 1National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanSat, Sep 30National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanFri, Sep 29National Holiday
PalestineWed, Sep 27National Holiday
SenegalWed, Sep 27National Holiday
Sierra LeoneWed, Sep 27National Holiday
SomaliaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
Sri LankaThu, Sep 28National Holiday
SudanWed, Sep 27National Holiday
SyriaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
TanzaniaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
TunisiaWed, Sep 27National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesFri, Sep 29National Holiday
YemenWed, Sep 27National Holiday
2022 Various Sep 28, Oct 7, Oct 8, Oct 9, Oct 10, Oct 14
AfghanistanSat, Oct 8National Holiday
AlgeriaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Bahrain Oct 8, Oct 9
BahrainSun, Oct 9National Holiday (in lieu)
BahrainSat, Oct 8National Holiday
BangladeshSun, Oct 9National Holiday
BeninSun, Oct 9National Holiday
BruneiSun, Oct 9National Holiday
CameroonSun, Oct 9National Holiday
ChadSun, Oct 9National Holiday
ComorosSun, Oct 9National Holiday
DjiboutiSun, Oct 9National Holiday
EritreaSat, Oct 8National Holiday
EthiopiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
FijiFri, Oct 7National Holiday
GambiaMon, Oct 10National Holiday
GuineaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
GuyanaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
India Oct 8, Oct 9
Andhra PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
GoaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Oct 8Regional Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Oct 8National Holiday
IranFri, Oct 14National Holiday
IraqSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Oct 9National Holiday
JordanSat, Oct 8National Holiday
KuwaitSun, Oct 9National Holiday
LebanonSun, Oct 9National Holiday
LibyaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Malaysia Oct 9, Oct 10
Kuala LumpurMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
LabuanMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MelakaMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
Negeri SembilanMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PahangMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PenangMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PerakMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PerlisMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PutrajayaMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
SabahMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
SarawakMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
SelangorMon, Oct 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MalaysiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MaldivesSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MaliSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MauritaniaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MoroccoSun, Oct 9National Holiday
NepalWed, Sep 28Regional Holiday
NigerSun, Oct 9National Holiday
NigeriaMon, Oct 10National Holiday
OmanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
PakistanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
PalestineSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SenegalSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Sierra LeoneMon, Oct 10National Holiday
SomaliaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Sri Lanka Oct 9, Oct 10
Sri LankaMon, Oct 10National Holiday (in lieu)
Sri LankaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SudanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SyriaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
TanzaniaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
TunisiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSat, Oct 8National Holiday
YemenSun, Oct 9National Holiday
2021 Various Oct 18, Oct 19, Oct 20, Oct 21, Oct 24
AfghanistanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
AlgeriaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
BahrainTue, Oct 19National Holiday
BangladeshWed, Oct 20National Holiday
BeninTue, Oct 19National Holiday
BruneiTue, Oct 19National Holiday
CameroonTue, Oct 19National Holiday
ChadTue, Oct 19National Holiday
ComorosTue, Oct 19National Holiday
DjiboutiTue, Oct 19National Holiday
EritreaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
EthiopiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
FijiMon, Oct 18National Holiday
GambiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
GuineaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
GuyanaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
India Oct 19, Oct 20
KarnatakaWed, Oct 20Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshTue, Oct 19Government Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
IndonesiaWed, Oct 20National Holiday
IranSun, Oct 24National Holiday
IraqMon, Oct 18National Holiday
Ivory CoastTue, Oct 19National Holiday
JordanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Oct 21National Holiday
LebanonTue, Oct 19National Holiday
LibyaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
MalaysiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
MaldivesTue, Oct 19National Holiday
MaliTue, Oct 19National Holiday
MauritaniaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
MoroccoTue, Oct 19National Holiday
NigerTue, Oct 19National Holiday
NigeriaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
OmanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
PakistanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
PalestineTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SenegalTue, Oct 19National Holiday
Sierra LeoneMon, Oct 18National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
Sri LankaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SudanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SyriaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
TanzaniaMon, Oct 18National Holiday
TunisiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesThu, Oct 21National Holiday
YemenTue, Oct 19National Holiday

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

  Which countries observe Mawlid in 2024?

When is Muhammad's Birthday?

'Mawlid' is Celebrated by Muslims during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar.

Also commonly known as 'Milad un Nabi', this day is observed as a public holiday in many countries with a large Muslim population as it commemorates the anniversary of the birth of the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Qurʾan.

Shias observe the event on the 17th of the month, while Sunnis observe it on the 12th of the month. Some branches of Sunni Islam, such as Wahhabi and Salafi do not celebrate Mawlid, meaning that it is not a holiday in some countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

As the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, the date in the Gregorian calendar will vary each year. The Islamic Calendar is about 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, meaning that in some years this holiday will occur twice.

Traditions of Muhammad's Birthday

Also known to Muslims in Malaysia as Maulud Nabi. This is purely a religious festival and is marked as a public holiday.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca on 12 Rabiulawal in the year 570 CE. The prophet’s full name is Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim.

Muhammad is believed to have been a descendant of Ishmael. According to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Isaac and Ishmael were two sons of Abraham. Whereas Jews are believed to have descended from Isaac, Arabs are believed to have descended from Ishmael.

By his 6th birthday, Muhammad was an orphan and was raised by uncle Abu Talib and his grandfather Abdul-Muttalib. He learned about business from his uncle and earned a reputation as a trustworthy trader.

It was not until Muhammad was 40 years old that he was commanded by the angel Gabriel, who carried God's message, to declare God's oneness and to shun the idolatry of his tribesmen. 

Over the following 20 years, his preaching of the Qur'an which was revealed to him would establish one of the world's great religions, Islam.

Around the Islamic world, Muhammad's birthday is celebrated with religious lectures and recitals of verses from the Qur'an, in mosques decorated with lights to mark the occasion.

The basic earliest accounts for the observance of Mawlid can be found in 8th century Mecca when the house in which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born was transformed into a place of prayer by Al-Khayzuran. Al-Khayzuran was the mother of a caliph, Harun-al-Rashid.

Though public celebrations of the birth of Muhammad did not occur until four centuries after his passing away. The oldest Mawlid-text is claimed to be from the 12th century and most likely being of Persian origin.

The Sunni and Shia branches of Islam have different ways of marking the day. The Shia community believes that on 12 Rabiulawal, the Prophet Muhammad chose Hazrat Ali as his successor. The Sunni community holds prayers throughout the month and they do not practice mourning on this day.

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