Date of Islamic new year changed to Sept 22 this year


KUALA LUMPUR: The date for Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) this year has been shifted from Thursday, Sept 21 to Friday, Sept 22.

The Cabinet, Constitution and Inter-Government Relation Division of the Prime Minister’s Department said the matter was notified by the Islamic Development Department in a letter dated Jan 9.

“As such, the 2017 federal holiday calendar has been amended accordingly,” it said in a statement today.