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Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Tunisia

Tunisia marks the first day of Muharram, the beginning of the Islamic year, as a national public holiday each year.

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

Most Tunisians are Sunni Muslims, but both Sunnis and Shiites observe this holiday with fasting and prayer, though some other traditions differ on a sectarian basis.

The dating of the Islamic Calendar begins in C.E. 622 with the flight (Hijira) of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.

The Islamic Calendar has only 354 or 355 days a year, being lunar-based. Therefore the date of Islamic New Year moves by 10 to 12 days on the Gregorian Calendar, which contains 365 days.

Previous Years

202319 JulWedIslamic New Year
202230 JulSatIslamic New Year