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Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Sudan

Islamic New Year (Awal Muharram) is a public holiday in Sudan. The first day of the first month of the Islamic Calendar corresponds to the day in C.E. 622 when Muhammad took flight from Mecca to Medina.

202319 JulWedIslamic New Year
20247 JulSunIslamic New Year
202526 JunThuIslamic New Year
202616 JunTueIslamic New Year
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Around 97 percent of Sudan’s people are Muslims, and most of these are Sunni and follow Sufi traditions. Upon the sighting of the crescent moon, the new month and new year is officially declared each year by the moon-sighting committee.

The month of Muharram is considered a holy month. It is a time to fast, pray, recite Koranic verses, spend time at the local mosque, avoid all fighting, and be extra careful to avoid sins.

Previous Years

202230 JulSatIslamic New Year
20219 AugMonIslamic New Year
202020 AugThuIslamic New Year
201931 AugSatIslamic New Year
201811 SepTueIslamic New Year
201721 SepThuIslamic New Year