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|
|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 - Sat||Navratri 2016||Hindu||-751|
|Oct 1 - Sat||Muharram 2016||Muslim||-751|
|Oct 3 - Mon||Child Health Day 2016||Observance||-749|
|Oct 3 - Mon||Rosh Hashana 2016||Jewish||-749|
|Oct 9 - Sun||Leif Erikson 2016||Observance||-743|
|Oct 10||Dussehra 2016||Hindu||-742|
|Oct 12 - Wed||Ashura 2016||Muslim||-740|
|Oct 12 - Wed||Yom Kippur 2016||Jewish||-740|
|Oct 10 - Mon||Columbus Day 2016||Federal Holiday||-742|
|Oct 17 - Mon||Boss's Day 2016||Observance||-735|
|Oct 17 - Mon||Sukkot 2016||Jewish||-735|
|Oct 24||Shemini Atzeret 2016||Jewish||-728|
|Oct 25||Simchat Torah 2016||Jewish||-727|
|Oct 30 - Sun||Diwali 2016||Hindu||-722|
|Oct 31 - Mon||Halloween 2016||Observance||-721|