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.
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|Name(s):||Ashura, Hosay, Day of Attonement, Tabuik, Tobot|
|When:||10th day of the month of Muharram on Islamic Calendar|
August 2021 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Aug 1 - Sun||Friendship Day 2021||Observance||775|
|Sep 9 - Thurs||Ganesh Chaturthi 2021||Hindu||814|
|Aug 10 - Tues||Muharram 2021||Muslim||784|
|Aug 15 - Sun||Assumption of Mary 2021||Christian||789|
|Aug 19 - Thurs||National Aviation Day 2021||Observance||793|
|Aug 19 - Thurs||Ashura 2021||Muslim||793|
|Aug 21 - Sat||Raksha Bandhan 2021||Hindu||795|
|Aug 21 - Sat||Senior Citizens Day 2021||Observance||795|
|Aug 26 - Thurs||Women's Equality Day 2021||Observance||800|
|Aug 29 - Sun||Krishna Janmashtami 2021||Hindu||803|