Muharram for the year 2006 starts on Tuesday, January 31st and ends on Tuesday, February 28th. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Monday, January 30th.
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 2006
Tuesday, January 31st is day number 31 of the 2006 calendar year with -15 years, -8 months, -16 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2006.