Monday June 17, 2019

Ashura 2021


Reenactment of death of Imam Hussain’s martyred son in Manama, Bahrain.Reenactment of death of Imam Hussain’s martyred son in Manama, Bahrain.

Ashura for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Wednesday, August 18th ending at sundown on Thursday, August 19th.


Ashura marks the 10th day of the 1st month of Muharram on the Islamic lunar calendar. The day commemorates for Shia Muslims the death of Husayn ibn Ali who was the grandson of Muhammad in the Battle of Karbala of October 10, 680 CE. For Sunni Muslims the day relates to when Moses and his followers fled Egypt and where saved by God separating the Red Sea.


Wednesday, August 18th is day number 230 of the 2021 calendar year with 2 years, 2 months, 1 day until Ashura 2021.


More information on Ashura. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Ashura
Name(s):Ashura, Hosay, Day of Attonement, Tabuik, Tobot
Type:Observance, Muslim
When:10th day of the month of Muharram on Islamic Calendar

August 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Aug 1 - SunFriendship Day 2021Observance775
Sep 9 - ThursGanesh Chaturthi 2021Hindu814
Aug 10 - TuesMuharram 2021Muslim784
Aug 15 - SunAssumption of Mary 2021Christian789
Aug 19 - ThursNational Aviation Day 2021Observance793
Aug 19 - ThursAshura 2021Muslim793
Aug 21 - SatRaksha Bandhan 2021Hindu795
Aug 21 - SatSenior Citizens Day 2021Observance795
Aug 26 - ThursWomen's Equality Day 2021Observance800
Aug 29 - SunKrishna Janmashtami 2021Hindu803

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