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Ashura 2008

Reenactment of death of Imam Hussain’s martyred son in Manama, Bahrain.Reenactment of death of Imam Hussain’s martyred son in Manama, Bahrain. Photo by: Ahmed Rabea

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
Type:Observance, Muslim
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 1New Year's Day 2008Federal Holiday-3945
Jan 6Epiphany 2008Christian-3940
Jan 7Orthodox Christmas Day 2008Orthodox-3939
Jan 9Muharram 2008Muslim-3937
Jan 14Makar Sankranti 2008Hindu-3932
Jan 14Orthodox New Year 2008Orthodox-3932
Jan 18Ashura 2008Muslim-3928
Jan 21Martin Luther King Day 2008Federal Holiday-3925
Jan 22Tu B'Shevat 2008Jewish-3924

Ashura by Year

Related Holidays in 2008

Federal Holidays 2008