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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.

Arafat (Haj) Day
Aug 20: Arafat (Haj) Day

Second day of the Hajj. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Prophet gave his farewell Sermon

Eid al-Adha
Aug 22: Eid al-Adha

Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Eid al-Adha
Aug 22: Eid al-Adha

Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Awal Muharram
Sep 11: Awal Muharram

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

Ashura
Sep 21: Ashura

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

Maulud Nabi
Nov 19: Maulud Nabi

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

Maulud Nabi
Nov 20: Maulud Nabi

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

Maulud Nabi
Nov 21: Maulud Nabi

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