Muharram for the year 2021 starts on Tuesday, August 10th and ends on Tuesday, September 7th. Because the Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, August 9th.
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.
Tuesday, August 10th is day number 222 of the 2021 calendar year with 2 years, 1 month, 24 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Muharram 2021.
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August 2021 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Aug 1 - Sun||Friendship Day 2021||Observance||775|
|Sep 9 - Thurs||Ganesh Chaturthi 2021||Hindu||814|
|Aug 10 - Tues||Muharram 2021||Muslim||784|
|Aug 15 - Sun||Assumption of Mary 2021||Christian||789|
|Aug 19 - Thurs||National Aviation Day 2021||Observance||793|
|Aug 19 - Thurs||Ashura 2021||Muslim||793|
|Aug 21 - Sat||Raksha Bandhan 2021||Hindu||795|
|Aug 21 - Sat||Senior Citizens Day 2021||Observance||795|
|Aug 26 - Thurs||Women's Equality Day 2021||Observance||800|
|Aug 29 - Sun||Krishna Janmashtami 2021||Hindu||803|