When is Muharram in 2018?
Muharram in 2018
is on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.
When is Muharram in 2019?
Muharram in 2019
is on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.
Why we celebrate Muharram?
Muharram is the month from which the Muslims begin the lunar calendar of the Hijra. This month, as well as other sacred, is written in the Koran. Muharram, after Ramadan, is considered the most sacred. The word “Muharram” means “forbidden”. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muharram moves every year from year to year as compared to the Gregorian calendar.
What Do People Do?
During the period of Muharram, Shi’a Muslims perform different actions. They respect Muharram as the month in which the martyr Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad and Ali’s son, died in the battle of Kerbal.
They mourn Hussein ibn Ali and abstain from joy. Unlike Sunni Muslims, Shiites do not fast on the 10th day of Muharram.
How to Celebrate Muharram?
Muslim Shiites mourning in Muharram the death of Imam Hussein and his family. During this period, it is necessary to respect the sacrifice of the martyrs, praying in abundance and refraining from joys.
Here is a list of the 12 months of the Islamic Calender, with Name and Meaning
Muḥarram (مُحَرَّم) Meaning: forbidden
Ṣafar (صَفَر) Meaning: void
Rabī‘ al-awwal (رَبيع الأوّل) Meaning: the first spring
Rabī‘ ath-thānī (رَبيع الثاني) Meaning: the second spring
Jumādá al-ūlá (جُمادى الأولى) Meaning: the first of parched land
Jumādá al-ākhirah (جُمادى الآخرة) Meaning: the last of parched land
Rajab (رَجَب) Meaning: respect, honour
Sha‘bān (شَعْبان) Meaning: scattered
Ramaḍān (رَمَضان) Meaning: burning heat
Shawwāl (شَوّال) Meaning: raised
Dhū al-Qa‘dah (ذو القعدة) Meaning: the one of truce/sitting
Dhū al-Ḥijjah (ذو الحجة) Meaning: the one of pilgrimage
List of dates for other years
|Hijri||Name||Year||Start Muharram||End Muharram|
|1440||Muharram||2018||Wednesday||September 12||Wednesday||October 9|
|1441||Muharram||2019||Sunday||September 1||Sunday||September 29|
|1442||Muharram||2020||Thursday||August 20||Thursday||September 17|
|1443||Muharram||2021||Tuesday||August 10||Tuesday||August 31|
|1444||Muharram||2022||Saturday||July 30||Saturday||August 27|
|1445||Muharram||2023||Tuesday||July 18||Tuesday||August 15|
|1446||Muharram||2024||Sunday||July 7||Sunday||August 4|
|1447||Muharram||2025||Friday||June 27||Friday||July 18|
List of Common Holidays in 2018
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 21||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Belly Laugh Day||January 24||Thursday||Holidays|
|Groundhog Day||February 2||Saturday||Holidays|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Valentine’s Day||February 14||Thursday||Holidays|
|Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday||February 18||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Mardi Gras Carnival||March 5||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||March 10||Sunday||Holidays|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17||Sunday||Holidays|
|April Fool’s Day||April 1||Monday||Holidays|
|Good Friday||April 19||Friday||Holidays|
|Easter Monday||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Earth Day||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5||Sunday||Holidays|
|Mother’s Day||May 12||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Armed Forces Day||May 18||Saturday||Holidays|
|Memorial Day||May 27||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Pentecost Monday||June 10||Monday||Holidays|
|Flag Day||June 14||Friday||Holidays /National|
|Father’s Day||June 16||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Independence Day||July 4||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Parents’ Day||July 28||Sunday||Holidays|
|Labor Day||September 2||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Grandparents’ Day||September 8||Sunday||Holidays|
|Patriot Day or September 11th||September 11||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Stepfamily Day||September 16||Monday||Holidays|
|Citizenship Day||September 17||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Native American Day||September 27||Friday||Holidays|
|Columb Day||October 14||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Boss’s Day||October 16||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Sweetest Day||October 19||Saturday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||November 3||Sunday||Holidays|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Thanksgiving||November 28||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Black Friday||November 29||Friday||Holidays|
|Cyber Monday||December 2||Monday||Holidays|
|Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day||December 7||Saturday||Holidays|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Wednesday||Holidays /National|
|New Year’s Eve||December 31||Tuesday||Holidays|