Prophet's Birthday in Australia
Quick FactsEid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Prophet's Birthday 2013Thursday, January 24, 2013
Prophet's Birthday 2014Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
List of dates for other years
Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid, Milad) falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. Some Muslims in Australia celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birth and life on this date with lectures and conferences on Islam and current events in the Islamic world.
What do people do?
Many Muslims in Australia may fast during daylight hours on Eid Milad ul-Nabi. They may also attend special prayer meetings or lectures on Muhammad's life or on Islam's spiritual aspects. Some Muslim groups also hold classes for children on Muhammad's life or a communal meal or celebration.
The rooms used during the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebrations are often modestly decorated with banners, flowers or balloons. Other groups hold lectures to inform people about Islam, Mohammed's life and current events in the Muslim world. Stalls selling Islamic books are seen at many events.
Eid Milad ul-Nabi is not a federal public holiday in Australia.
About Prophet's Birthday in other countriesRead more about Prophet's Birthday.
Prophet's Birthday ObservancesNote: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Wed||Jan 30||1980||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Jan 18||1981||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Jan 8||1982||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Dec 28||1982||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Dec 17||1983||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Dec 6||1984||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Nov 25||1985||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Nov 15||1986||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Nov 4||1987||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Oct 23||1988||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Oct 13||1989||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Oct 2||1990||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Sep 21||1991||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Sep 10||1992||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Aug 30||1993||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Aug 19||1994||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Aug 9||1995||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Jul 28||1996||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Jul 18||1997||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jul 7||1998||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jun 26||1999||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jun 15||2000||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Jun 4||2001||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||May 24||2002||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||May 14||2003||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||May 2||2004||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Apr 21||2005||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Apr 11||2006||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Mar 31||2007||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Mar 20||2008||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Mar 9||2009||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Feb 26||2010||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Feb 16||2011||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Feb 5||2012||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jan 24||2013||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jan 14||2014||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jan 3||2015||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Dec 24||2015||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
Other holidays in January 2013 in Australia
- New Year's Day ―Tuesday, January 1, 2013
- Epiphany ―Sunday, January 6, 2013
- Orthodox Christmas Day ―Monday, January 7, 2013
- Orthodox New Year ―Monday, January 14, 2013
- Australia Day ―Saturday, January 26, 2013
- Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) ―Saturday, January 26, 2013
- Australia Day ―Monday, January 28, 2013
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