Start Planning
Islamic New Year
Algeria

Islamic New Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Algeria

Islamic New Year is a public holiday in Algeria. It takes places on the first day of the first month Muharram on the Islamic calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
20219 AugMonIslamic New Year
202230 JulSatIslamic New Year
202319 JulWedIslamic New Year
20247 JulSunIslamic New Year
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The date of first day of (Awal) Muharram varies on the Gregorian Calendar since the Islamic Calendar is lunar-based and has only 354 days.

The Islamic Calendar is known as the Hijri Calendar, and the first month of Muharram marks the moment in history when Muhammad fled from Mecca to Medina in C.E. 622. This trip is known as the “Hijira”, hence the “Hijri Calendar”.

On Awal Muharram, Algeria’s Muslims will attend mosque, pray, and spend time with family. It is generally a day off work for people across the country.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202020 AugThuIslamic New Year
201931 AugSatIslamic New Year
201811 SepTueIslamic New Year
201722 SepFriIslamic New Year