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Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Kuwait

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Kuwait

In Kuwait, Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday is a public holiday that is widely and fervently celebrated on 12 Rabi al-Awwal of the Islamic calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202119 OctTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday
20228 OctSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday
202328 SepThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
202415 SepSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

About two-thirds of Kuwaitis are Sunni Muslim: for them, the Prophet’s birthday comes on 12 Rabi al-Awwal. For the other third who are Shiite, the Prophet’s birthday comes five days later on 17 Rabi al-Awwal. The date varies from year to year on the Gregorian Calendar.

In Kuwait, the weekend occurs on Friday and Saturday, and observance of Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday is adjusted to create a three-day weekend.

Public processions, special mosque services, giving of candy to children and food to the poor, and family gatherings and celebratory meals are the main ways the holiday is observed.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202029 OctThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
20199 NovSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday
201822 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
201730 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday