Muharram for the year 2015 starts on Wednesday, October 14th and ends on Wednesday, November 11th. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Tuesday, October 13th.
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 2015
Wednesday, October 14th is day number 287 of the 2015 calendar year with -5 years, -6 months, -6 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2015.