Muharram for the year 2011 starts on Saturday, November 26th and ends on Saturday, December 24th. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Friday, November 25th.
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 2011
Saturday, November 26th is day number 330 of the 2011 calendar year with -12 years, -6 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2011.