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 158 days.
  Dates of Mawlid around the world
2022 Various Oct 9
AfghanistanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
AlgeriaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
BahrainSun, Oct 9National 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
EritreaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
EthiopiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
FijiSun, Oct 9National Holiday
GambiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
GuineaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
GuyanaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
India 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
Jammu and KashmirSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 9Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, 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
IndonesiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
IranSun, Oct 9National Holiday
IraqSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Oct 9National Holiday
JordanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
KuwaitSun, Oct 9National Holiday
LebanonSun, Oct 9National Holiday
LibyaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MalaysiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MaldivesSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MaliSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MauritaniaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
MoroccoSun, Oct 9National Holiday
NigerSun, Oct 9National Holiday
OmanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
PakistanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SenegalSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Sierra LeoneSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SomaliaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
Sri LankaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SudanSun, Oct 9National Holiday
SyriaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
TanzaniaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
TunisiaSun, Oct 9National Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Oct 9Not A Public Holiday
YemenSun, Oct 9National Holiday
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
SyriaTue, 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, Oct 31, 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, Oct 31
GoaSat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Oct 30Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Oct 29Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, 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
PakistanFri, Oct 30National Holiday
SenegalThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Sierra LeoneThu, Oct 29National Holiday
SomaliaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Oct 30National Holiday
SudanThu, Oct 29National Holiday
SyriaThu, Oct 29National Holiday
Tanzania Oct 29, Oct 30
TanzaniaFri, Oct 30National Holiday (additional day)
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
  Summary
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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