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Muharram - Ashura

Muharram/Ashura marks the beginning of the Islamic year. It is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Celebration\ Observance

Special prayer meetings in the home or mosques and daylight fasting are ways some Muslims honor the holiday. Other Muslims mourn for the month, remembering the Battle of Karbala. It is a gazetted holiday with government, banks, and post offices are closed.


The Battle of Karbala is remembered by the Shia Muslims when in 680 CE Imman Hussain, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, died. It is mainly a Islamic holiday, although other religions take part in the activities in India.

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for India.

Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for India.

Holiday Countdown for the Year

For a count of the number of days for upcoming and past holiday dates for the calendar year for India.


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