Islamic calendar in Angular Calendar component

27 Apr 20244 minutes to read

In addition to the Gregorian calendar, the Calendar control supports displaying the Islamic calendar (Hijri calendar). Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. To know more about Islamic calendar, please refer this wikipedia.

Also, it consists of all Gregorian calendar functionalities as like min and max date, week number, start day of the week, multi selection, enable RTL, start and depth view, localization, highlight and customize the specific dates.

By default, calendar mode is in Gregorian. You can enable the Islamic mode by setting the calendarMode as Islamic. Also, need to import and injecting the IslamicService module into the providers section of root NgModule or component class from ej2-angular-calendars as shown below.

import { IslamicService, Calendar } from ‘@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars’;

The following example demonstrates how to display the Islamic Calendar (Hijri Calendar).

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { CalendarModule, IslamicService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars'

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { IslamicService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { addClass } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

imports: [
        CalendarModule //declaration of ej2-angular-calendars module into NgModule

standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `
              <!-- Sets the isMultiSelection and values properties-->
            <ejs-calendar (renderDayCell)="onLoad($event)" (change)="onValueChange($event)" calendarMode='Islamic' class='e-customStyle'></ejs-calendar>`
export class AppComponent {
    constructor() {
    onValueChange(args: any){}
    onLoad(args: any) {
         /*Date need to be disabled*/
         if ( === 12 || === 17 || === 22) {
            args.isDisabled = true;
        /*Dates need to be customized*/
        if ( === 13) {
            let span: HTMLElement;
            span = document.createElement('span');
            args.element.children[0].className += 'e-day sf-icon-cup highlight';
            addClass([args.element], ['special', 'e-day', 'dinner']);
            args.element.setAttribute('data-val', ' Dinner !');
          if ( === 23) {
            let span: HTMLElement;
            span = document.createElement('span');
            args.element.children[0].className += 'e-day sf-icon-start highlight';
            span.setAttribute('class', 'sx !');
            //use the imported method to add the multiple classes to the given element
            addClass([args.element], ['special', 'e-day', 'holiday']);
            args.element.setAttribute('data-val', ' Holiday !');
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));