Muharram for the year 2014 starts on Saturday, October 25th and ends on Saturday, November 22nd. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Friday, October 24th.
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 2014
Saturday, October 25th is day number 298 of the 2014 calendar year with -5 years, -7 months, -2 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2014.