Muharram for the year 2004 starts on Sunday, February 22nd and ends on Sunday, March 21st. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Saturday, February 21st.
Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first day of Muharram is considered by many Muslims as the start of the New year for Islam. This day is not a public holiday so government and business offices will be open depending on the day. Celebrated on the 10th day of Muharram is Ashura, a day of reflection and fasting.
Days to Muharram 2004
Sunday, February 22nd is day number 53 of the 2004 calendar year with -18 years, -3 months, -2 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2004.