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.
Commemorates the day when the words of the Qur'an were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan
Jumatul Bidah translates as 'Friday of farewell' and marks the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan
Second day of the Hajj. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Prophet gave his farewell Sermon
Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.