Muharram 2018


When is Muharram in 2018?Muharram 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

Muharram Observances

List of dates for other years

HijriNameYearStart MuharramEnd Muharram
1440Muharram2018WednesdaySeptember 12WednesdayOctober 9
1441Muharram2019SundaySeptember 1SundaySeptember 29
1442Muharram2020ThursdayAugust 20ThursdaySeptember 17
1443Muharram2021TuesdayAugust 10TuesdayAugust 31
1444Muharram2022SaturdayJuly 30SaturdayAugust 27
1445Muharram2023TuesdayJuly 18TuesdayAugust 15
1446Muharram2024SundayJuly 7SundayAugust 4
1447Muharram2025FridayJune 27FridayJuly 18

Muharram Video

Muharram Cards

List of Common Holidays in 2018


NameDateWeekdayHoliday Type
New Year’s DayJanuary 1TuesdayHolidays /National
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 21MondayHolidays /National
Belly Laugh DayJanuary 24ThursdayHolidays
Groundhog DayFebruary 2SaturdayHolidays
Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12TuesdayHolidays /National
Valentine’s DayFebruary 14ThursdayHolidays
Presidents Day and Washington’s BirthdayFebruary 18MondayHolidays /National
Mardi Gras CarnivalMarch 5TuesdayHolidays
Daylight SavingMarch 10SundayHolidays
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17SundayHolidays
April Fool’s DayApril 1MondayHolidays
Good FridayApril 19FridayHolidays
EasterApril 21SundayHolidays
Easter MondayApril 22MondayHolidays
Earth DayApril 22MondayHolidays
Cinco de MayoMay 5SundayHolidays
Mother’s DayMay 12SundayHolidays /National
Armed Forces DayMay 18SaturdayHolidays
Memorial DayMay 27MondayHolidays /National
PentecostJune 9SundayHolidays
Pentecost MondayJune 10MondayHolidays
Flag DayJune 14FridayHolidays /National
Father’s DayJune 16SundayHolidays /National
Independence DayJuly 4ThursdayHolidays /National
Parents’ DayJuly 28SundayHolidays
Labor DaySeptember 2MondayHolidays /National
Grandparents’ DaySeptember 8SundayHolidays
Patriot Day or September 11thSeptember 11WednesdayHolidays
Stepfamily DaySeptember 16MondayHolidays
Citizenship DaySeptember 17TuesdayHolidays
Native American DaySeptember 27FridayHolidays
Columb DayOctober 14MondayHolidays /National
Boss’s DayOctober 16WednesdayHolidays
Sweetest DayOctober 19SaturdayHolidays
HalloweenOctober 31ThursdayHolidays
Daylight SavingNovember 3SundayHolidays
Veterans’ DayNovember 11MondayHolidays /National
ThanksgivingNovember 28ThursdayHolidays /National
Black FridayNovember 29FridayHolidays
Cyber MondayDecember 2MondayHolidays
Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayDecember 7SaturdayHolidays
Christmas DayDecember 25WednesdayHolidays /National
New Year’s EveDecember 31TuesdayHolidays