Mawlid around the world in 2020

Mawlid around the world in 2020
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
  How long until Mawlid?
This holiday next takes place in 343 days.
  Dates of Mawlid around the world
2021 Various Oct 19
AfghanistanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
AlgeriaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
BahrainTue, Oct 19National Holiday
BangladeshTue, Oct 19National 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
FijiTue, Oct 19National Holiday
GambiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
GuineaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
GuyanaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
India Oct 19
Andhra PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Oct 19Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, 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
IndonesiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
IranTue, Oct 19National Holiday
IraqTue, Oct 19National Holiday
Ivory CoastTue, Oct 19National Holiday
JordanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
KuwaitTue, Oct 19National 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
OmanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
PakistanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SenegalTue, Oct 19National Holiday
Sierra LeoneTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
Sri LankaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
SudanTue, Oct 19National Holiday
TanzaniaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
TunisiaTue, Oct 19National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesTue, Oct 19National Holiday
YemenTue, Oct 19National Holiday
2020 Various Oct 29, Oct 30, Nov 2
AfghanistanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
AlgeriaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
BahrainThu, Oct 29National Holiday
BangladeshThu, Oct 29National Holiday
BeninThu, Oct 29National Holiday
BruneiThu, Oct 29National Holiday
CameroonThu, Oct 29National Holiday
ChadThu, Oct 29National Holiday
ComorosThu, Oct 29National Holiday
DjiboutiThu, Oct 29National Holiday
EritreaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
EthiopiaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
FijiMon, Nov 2National Holiday
GambiaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
GuineaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
GuyanaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
India Oct 29, Oct 30
Tamil NaduFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GoaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
PuducherryThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
IndonesiaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
IranThu, Oct 29National Holiday
IraqThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Ivory CoastThu, Oct 29National Holiday
JordanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Oct 29National Holiday
LebanonThu, Oct 29National Holiday
LibyaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
MalaysiaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
MaldivesThu, Oct 29National Holiday
MaliThu, Oct 29National Holiday
MauritaniaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
MoroccoThu, Oct 29National Holiday
NigerThu, Oct 29National Holiday
OmanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
PakistanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
SenegalThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Sierra LeoneThu, Oct 29National Holiday
SomaliaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Oct 30National Holiday
SudanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
TanzaniaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
TunisiaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesThu, Oct 29National Holiday
YemenThu, Oct 29National Holiday
2019 Various Nov 9, Nov 10, Nov 11
AfghanistanSun, Nov 10National Holiday
AlgeriaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
BahrainSat, Nov 9National Holiday
BangladeshSun, Nov 10National Holiday
BeninSun, Nov 10National Holiday
BruneiSat, Nov 9National Holiday
CameroonSun, Nov 10National Holiday
ChadSat, Nov 9National Holiday
ComorosSat, Nov 9National Holiday
DjiboutiSun, Nov 10National Holiday
EritreaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
EthiopiaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
FijiMon, Nov 11National Holiday
GambiaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
GuineaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
GuyanaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
India Nov 9, Nov 10
Andhra PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Nov 9Regional Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Nov 9National Holiday
IranSun, Nov 10National Holiday
IraqSun, Nov 10National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Nov 10National Holiday
JordanSat, Nov 9National Holiday
KuwaitSat, Nov 9National Holiday
LebanonSun, Nov 10National Holiday
LibyaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
MalaysiaSat, Nov 9National Holiday
MaldivesSat, Nov 9National Holiday
MaliSun, Nov 10National Holiday
MauritaniaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
MoroccoSun, Nov 10National Holiday
NepalSun, Nov 10Regional Holiday
NigerSun, Nov 10National Holiday
NigeriaMon, Nov 11National Holiday
OmanSun, Nov 10National Holiday
PakistanSun, Nov 10National Holiday
SenegalSun, Nov 10National Holiday
Sierra LeoneSun, Nov 10National Holiday
SomaliaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
Sri Lanka Nov 10, Nov 11
Sri LankaMon, Nov 11Not A Public Holiday
Sri LankaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
SudanSun, Nov 10National Holiday
TanzaniaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
TunisiaSun, Nov 10National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSat, Nov 9National Holiday
YemenSun, Nov 10National Holiday
2018 Various Nov 18, Nov 20, Nov 21, Nov 22, Nov 25
AfghanistanTue, Nov 20National Holiday
AlgeriaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
BahrainTue, Nov 20National Holiday
BangladeshWed, Nov 21National Holiday
BeninTue, Nov 20National Holiday
BruneiTue, Nov 20National Holiday
CameroonTue, Nov 20National Holiday
ChadTue, Nov 20National Holiday
ComorosTue, Nov 20National Holiday
DjiboutiTue, Nov 20National Holiday
EthiopiaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
FijiTue, Nov 20National Holiday
GambiaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
GuineaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
GuyanaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
India Nov 20, Nov 21
Andhra PradeshWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Nov 21Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Nov 20Regional Holiday
IndonesiaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
IranSun, Nov 25National Holiday
IraqTue, Nov 20National Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Nov 21National Holiday
JordanTue, Nov 20National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Nov 22National Holiday
LebanonTue, Nov 20National Holiday
LibyaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
MalaysiaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
MaldivesTue, Nov 20National Holiday
MaliTue, Nov 20National Holiday
MauritaniaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
MoroccoTue, Nov 20National Holiday
NigerTue, Nov 20National Holiday
NigeriaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
OmanTue, Nov 20National Holiday
PakistanWed, Nov 21National Holiday
RwandaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
SenegalTue, Nov 20National Holiday
Sierra LeoneTue, Nov 20National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
Sri LankaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
SudanTue, Nov 20National Holiday
TanzaniaWed, Nov 21National Holiday
TunisiaTue, Nov 20National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Nov 18National Holiday
YemenTue, Nov 20National Holiday
2017 Various Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2, Dec 4, Dec 5
AlgeriaThu, Nov 30National Holiday
BahrainThu, Nov 30National Holiday
BangladeshFri, Dec 1National Holiday
BruneiSat, Dec 2National Holiday
CameroonSat, Dec 2National Holiday
EthiopiaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
FijiMon, Dec 4National Holiday
India Dec 1, Dec 2
Andhra PradeshSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Dec 2Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Dec 1Regional Holiday
IndonesiaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
IraqFri, Dec 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastFri, Dec 1National Holiday
JordanThu, Nov 30National Holiday
KuwaitThu, Nov 30National Holiday
LebanonThu, Nov 30National Holiday
LibyaThu, Nov 30National Holiday
MalaysiaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
MaldivesThu, Nov 30National Holiday
MaliFri, Dec 1National Holiday
MoroccoFri, Dec 1National Holiday
NigeriaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
OmanTue, Dec 5National Holiday
PakistanFri, Dec 1National Holiday
RwandaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
SenegalFri, Dec 1National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
TanzaniaThu, Nov 30National Holiday
TunisiaFri, Dec 1National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesThu, Nov 30National Holiday
YemenFri, Dec 1National 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 2020?

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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