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.
|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.