Ashura for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on sundown Friday, January 18th ending on sundown of Saturday, January 19th.
Ashura falls on the 10th day of the 1st month of Muharram on the Islamic lunar calendar. For Shia Muslims the day commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali and for Sunni Muslims the day relates to when Moses and his followers fled Egypt and where saved by God separating the Red Sea.
More information on Ashura. (Dates, Customs and History for Ashura)
|Name(s):||Ashura, Hosay, Day of Attonement, Tabuik, Tobot|
|When:||10th day of the month of Muharram on Islamic Calendar|
How many days to Ashura 2008?
Friday, January 18th is the 17 day of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -9 months, -2 days until the celebration/ observance of Ashura 2008.
January 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Jan 1||New Year's Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-3945|
|Jan 6||Epiphany 2008||Christian||-3940|
|Jan 7||Orthodox Christmas Day 2008||Orthodox||-3939|
|Jan 9||Muharram 2008||Muslim||-3937|
|Jan 14||Makar Sankranti 2008||Hindu||-3932|
|Jan 14||Orthodox New Year 2008||Orthodox||-3932|
|Jan 18||Ashura 2008||Muslim||-3928|
|Jan 21||Martin Luther King Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-3925|
|Jan 22||Tu B'Shevat 2008||Jewish||-3924|