Ashura for the year 2009 is celebrated/ observed on sundown Tuesday, January 6th ending sundown of Wednesday, January 7th and also sundown Saturday, December 26th ending on sundown of Sunday, December 27th. Ashura which follows the moon cycle in the Islamic(Moon calendar - 354 days to 355 days) calendar is celebrated twice this Gregorian(Sun calendar - 365 days) calendar year.
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 2009?
Tuesday, January 6th is the 5 day of the 2009 calendar year with -9 years, -10 months, -6 days until the celebration/ observance of Ashura 2009.
Saturday, December 26th is the 359 day of the 2009 calendar year with -8 years, -10 months, -17 days until the celebration/ observance of Ashura 2009.
January 2009 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Jan 1||New Year's Day 2009||Federal Holiday||-3603|
|Jan 6||Epiphany 2009||Christian||-3598|
|Jan 7||Orthodox Christmas Day 2009||Orthodox||-3597|
|Jan 7||Ashura 2009||Muslim||-3597|
|Jan 14||Makar Sankranti 2009||Hindu||-3590|
|Jan 14||Orthodox New Year 2009||Orthodox||-3590|
|Jan 19||Martin Luther King Day 2009||Federal Holiday||-3585|
|Jan 26||Chinese New Year 2009||Observance||-3578|