Sunday October 21, 2018

Ashura 2016

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 2016 is celebrated/ observed on sundown Tuesday, October 11th ending on sundown of Wednesday, October 12th.

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 2016?

Tuesday, October 11th is the 284 day of the 2016 calendar year with -2 years, -10 days until the celebration/ observance of Ashura 2016.

October 2016 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Oct 1 - SatNavratri 2016Hindu-751
Oct 1 - SatMuharram 2016Muslim-751
Oct 3 - MonChild Health Day 2016Observance-749
Oct 3 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2016 Jewish-749
Oct 9 - SunLeif Erikson 2016Observance-743
Oct 10Dussehra 2016Hindu-742
Oct 12 - WedAshura 2016Muslim-740
Oct 12 - Wed Yom Kippur 2016 Jewish-740
Oct 10 - Mon Columbus Day 2016Federal Holiday-742
Oct 17 - MonBoss's Day 2016Observance-735
Oct 17 - MonSukkot 2016Jewish-735
Oct 24Shemini Atzeret 2016Jewish-728
Oct 25Simchat Torah 2016Jewish-727
Oct 30 - SunDiwali 2016Hindu -722
Oct 31 - Mon Halloween 2016 Observance-721

Ashura by Year

Related Holidays in 2016

Federal Holidays 2016