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Muharram in Libya

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Muharram a Public Holiday?

Muharram is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sonntag. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sonntag opening hours.

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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About Muharram

Read more about Muharram.

Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015Do15. OktMuharramPublic Holiday
2016Mo3. OktMuharramPublic Holiday
2017Fr22. SepMuharramPublic Holiday
2018Mi12. SepMuharramPublic Holiday
2019So1. SepMuharramPublic Holiday
2020Do20. AugMuharramPublic Holiday
2021Di10. AugMuharramPublic Holiday
2022Sa30. JulMuharramPublic Holiday
2023Mi19. JulMuharramPublic Holiday
2024Mo8. JulMuharramPublic Holiday
2025Fr27. JunMuharramPublic Holiday

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