|El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)*||Monday August 9, 2021||Muslim, Sufi
|optional holiday**||Saturday September 11, 2021||Rastafarian
|Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)*||Monday October 18, 2021||Muslim, Sufi
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday August 9, 2021
Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad. Muslim calendar starts from this date (A.H.), which was established in `Umar's reign. Medina is about 200 miles north of Mecca. Muhammad arrived there on 20th Sep 622 A.D. The name of the city was changed to Medinatu'l-Nabi (city of the Prophet).
Optional holiday -
Saturday September 11, 2021
Rastafarian : Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) observed by the Copt community only
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday October 18, 2021
Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.