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Islamic New Year
Tunisia

Islamic New Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Tunisia

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

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.

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

YearDateDayHoliday
202020 AugThuIslamic New Year
201931 AugSatIslamic New Year
201811 SepTueIslamic New Year
201721 SepThuIslamic New Year