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.
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August 2019 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Aug 4 - Sun||Friendship Day 2019||Observance||48|
|Aug 11 - Sun||Day of Arafat 2019||Muslim||55|
|Aug 11 - Sun||Tisha B'Av 2019||Jewish||55|
|Aug 11 - Sun||Eid al-Adha 2019||Muslim||55|
|Aug 14 - Wed||Raksha Bandhan 2019||Hindu||58|
|Aug 15 - Thurs||Assumption of Mary 2019||Christian||59|
|Aug 19 - Mon||National Aviation Day 2019||Observance||63|
|Aug 21 - Wed||Senior Citizens Day 2019||Observance||65|
|Aug 23 - Fri||Krishna Janmashtami 2019||Hindu||67|
|Aug 26 - Mon||Women's Equality Day 2019||Observance||70|
|Aug 31 - Sat||Muharram 2019||Muslim||75|