Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday is a national public holiday in Malaysia. It marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar year.

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday, also known as Maulidur Rasul, is the celebration of the birthday of the Islamic prophet  Muhammad. It is celebrated by Muslims all over the world.

It is celebrated on the 12th day of the third month in Islamic Calendar. The Islamic calendar started with the first year in 622 AD when the prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra.

The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and consist of 354 days, hence the holiday shifts forward 11 to 12 days every year.

Next / Recent Occurances:
2015 (Islamic Year: 1437) - 24 Dec (Sat)
2016 (1438) - 12 Dec (Mon)
2017 (1439) - 21 Dec (Fri)

Prophet's birthday parade in Putrajaya
Prophet's birthday parade in Putrajaya, 2013 photo: russavia on Wikipedia

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