Muharram for the year 2008 starts on Wednesday, January 9th and ends on Wednesday, February 6th. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Tuesday, January 8th.
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 2008
Wednesday, January 9th is day number 9 of the 2008 calendar year with -13 years, -1 month, -23 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2008.