Monday June 17, 2019

Muharram 2019

Muslim procession celebrating Muharram in Allahabad, India.Muslim procession celebrating Muharram in Allahabad, India.

Muharram for the year 2019 starts on Saturday, August 31st and ends on Saturday, September 28th. Because the Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Friday, August 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.

Saturday, August 31st is day number 243 of the 2019 calendar year with 2 months, 14 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2019.

More information on Muharram. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Name(s):Muharram, Al-Hijra
Type:Observance, Muslim
When:First month of the Islamic calendar

August 2019 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2019 Observance48
Aug 11 - SunDay of Arafat 2019Muslim55
Aug 11 - SunTisha B'Av 2019Jewish55
Aug 11 - SunEid al-Adha 2019Muslim55
Aug 14 - WedRaksha Bandhan 2019Hindu58
Aug 15 - ThursAssumption of Mary 2019Christian59
Aug 19 - MonNational Aviation Day 2019Observance63
Aug 21 - WedSenior Citizens Day 2019Observance65
Aug 23 - FriKrishna Janmashtami 2019Hindu67
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2019 Observance70
Aug 31 - SatMuharram 2019Muslim75

Muharram by Year