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Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Palestine

Islamic New Year is a public holiday in Palestine and is widely celebrated by the large majority of the population.

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

Over 80 percent of residents of the West Bank are Muslim, as are around 99 percent of those in Gaza. Most Muslims in Palestine are Sunnis.

Many gather at the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem on the first of Muharram, which is the first day of the year for Muslims. Here, they listen to sermons and pray. It is common to give out candy to children on this day.

Many also fast and pray the first 10 days of the year, culminating on the holiday called Ashura on 10 Muharram, which is the day when Sunnis remember Moses crossing the Red Sea as recorded in the Hadith.

Previous Years

202319 JulWedIslamic New Year
202230 JulSatIslamic New Year