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When is Muharram?

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, and this day celebrates the first day of the Muslim New Year.

This is the month that Muhammad traveled to what is now known as Medina.

Fighting is forbidden during this month.

Muharram Dates

Year Starts on Ends on
2013 Monday, November 4th Tuesday, December 3rd
2014 Saturday, October 25th Saturday, November 22nd
2015 Wednesday, October 14th Thursday, November 12th
2016 Sunday, October 2nd Monday, October 31st
2017 Thursday, September 21st Friday, October 20th
2018 Tuesday, September 11th Tuesday, October 9th
2019 Saturday, August 31st Sunday, September 29th
2020 Friday, August 21st Friday, September 18th

*Note: these dates are based on astrological mathematical calculations that predict the visibility of the moon. The exact day of the holiday cannot be known for certain until the relevant moon is actually sighted. Predictions could be off by one day.


Other Muslim Holidays

When is Muharram (Muslim New Year)?

When is Ashura?

When is Mawlid an-Nabi?

When is Lailat al Miraj?

When is Lailat al Barat?

When is Ramadan?

When is Lailat al Qadr?

When is Eid ul-Fitr?

When is Eid ul-Adha?






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