Muharram 2019

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When is Muharram 2019?Muharram 2019

Muharram in 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019

When is Muharram 2020?

Muharram in 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Why we celebrate Muharram?

Aval Muharram or Hijra is a new year for Muslims, which symbolizes two important events in the Islamic year: Aval means beginning in English, and Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar. The first day of Muharram is the day of the Islamic New Year, and this day in Hijra began a historic journey from Mecca to Medina. Muharram in 2019 will begin on August 31 and will last for 29 days until September 28. In the Muslim calendar, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day, so Muslims will celebrate the Muharram at sunset Friday, August 30th. Muharram begins on the Islamic calendar in one day, and the Gregorian will change annually.

What Do People Do?

The Islamic New Year coincides with the journey of the Prophet from Mecca to Medina of the first Muharram in 622 AD. When the Prophet emigrated to Medina, Muslims were indirectly saved from further persecution by Meccan pagans. After the Hijra the Prophet declared in the Medina Constitution that Muslims are a universal fraternity with a unique identity in faith and ideology. Muharram is marked by reading poems from the Quran, prayers and preaching in public halls and mosques. New Year itself is known to Muslims as Maal Hijra.

How to Celebrate?

Muharram is a day off in many Islamic countries. On this day, schools and other enterprises do not work.

Muharram Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type
Thursday August 20 2020 Muharram Muslim
Tuesday August 10 2021 Muharram Muslim

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List of Common Holidays in 2019

Date Holiday Type
January 2019
Jan 1 – Tues New Year’s Day 2019 National holiday
Jan 6 – Sun Epiphany 2019 Christian
Jan 7 – Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2019 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 – Mon Orthodox New Year 2019 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 – Tues Makar Sankranti 2019 Hindu
Jan 21 – Mon Tu B’Shevat 2019 Jewish
Jan 21 – Mon Martin Luther King Day 2019 National holiday
February 2019
Feb 1 – Fri National Freedom Day 2019 Observance
Feb 1 – Fri National Wear Red Day 2019 Observance
Feb 2 – Sat Groundhog Day 2019 Observance
Feb 5 – Tues Chinese New Year 2019 Observance
Feb 12 – Tues Lincoln’s Birthday 2019 Observance
Feb 14 – Thurs Valentine’s Day 2019 Observance
Feb 18 – Mon Presidents’ Day – Washington’s Birthday 2019 National holiday
March 2019
Mar 1 – Fri Read Across America Day 2019 Observance
Mar 1 – Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2019 Observance
Mar 5 – Tues Maha Shivaratri 2019 Hindu
Mar 5 – Tues Mardi Gras 2019 Christian
Mar 6 – Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 – Wed Ash Wednesday 2019 Christian
Mar 10 – Sun Daylight Saving Time – begins 2019 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 – Sun St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Observance
Mar 20 – Wed Spring/Fall – March equinox 2019 Season
Mar 21 – Thur Purim 2019 Jewish
Mar 21 – Thurs Holi 2019 Hindu
April 2019
Apr 1 – Mon April Fools’ Day 2019 Observance
Apr 3 – Wed Isra and Mi’raj 2019 Muslim
Apr 13 – Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2019 Observance
Apr 14 – Sun Rama Navami 2019 Hindu
Apr 14 –Sun Palm Sunday 2019 Christian
Apr 15 – Mon Tax Day 2019 Observance
Apr 16 – Tues National Library Workers Day 2019 Observance
Apr 18 – Thurs Maundy Thursday 2019 Christian
Apr 19 – Fri Good Friday 2019 Christian
Apr 20 – Sat Holy Saturday 2019 Christian
Apr 20 – Sat Passover – Starts 2019 Jewish
Apr 21 – Sun Laylat al Bara’at 2019 Muslim
Apr 21 – Sun Easter 2019 Christian
Apr 21 – Sun Earth Day 2019 Observance
Apr 22 – Mon Easter Monday 2019 Christian
Apr 24 – Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2019 Observance
Apr 25 – Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019 Observance
Apr 26 – Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2019 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 – Fri Arbor Day 2019 Observance
Apr 27 – Sat Passover – Final Day 2019 Jewish
Apr 28 – Sun Orthodox Easter 2019 Orthodox Christian
May 2019
May 1 – Wed May Day 2019 Observance
May 2 – Thur Yom Hashoah 2019 Jewish
May 2 – Thurs National Day of Prayer 2019 Observance
May 5 – Sun Cinco de Mayo 2019 Observance
May 6 – Mon National Nurses Day 2019 Observance
May 6 – Mon Ramadan starts 2019 Muslim
May 12 – Sun Mothers’ Day 2019 Observance
May 15 – Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2019 Observance
May 18 – Sat Armed Forces Day 2019 Observance
May 22 – Wed National Maritime Day 2019 Observance
May 23 – Thurs Lag BaOmer 2019 Jewish
May 27 – Mon Memorial Day 2019 National holiday
May 30 – Thurs Ascension Day 2019 Christian
Jun 1 – Sat Laylat al Qadr 2019 Muslim
June 2019
Jun 1 – Sat Laylat al Qadr 2019 Muslim
Jun 5 – Wed Eid al-Fitr 2019 Muslim
Jun 6 – Thurs D-Day 2019 Observance
Jun 9 – Sun Shavuot 2019 Jewish
Jun 9 – Sun Pentecost 2019 Christian
Jun 10 – Mon Whit Monday 2019 Christian
Jun 14 – Fri Flag Day 2019 Observance
Jun 16 – Sun Fathers’ Day 2019 Observance
Jun 20 – Thurs Corpus Christi 2019 Christian
Jun 21 – Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2019 Season
July 2019
Jul 4 – Thurs Rath Yatra 2019 Hindu
Jul 4 – Thurs 4th of July – Independence Day 2019 National holiday
Jul 28 – Sun Parents Day 2019 Observance
August 2019
Aug 4 – Sun Friendship Day 2019 Observance
Aug 11 – Sun Day of Arafat 2019 Muslim
Aug 11 – Sun Tisha B’Av 2019 Jewish
Aug 11 – Sun Eid al-Adha 2019 Muslim
Aug 14 – Wed Raksha Bandhan 2019 Hindu
Aug 15 – Thurs Assumption of Mary 2019 Christian
Aug 19 – Mon National Aviation Day 2019 Observance
Aug 21 – Wed Senior Citizens Day 2019 Observance
Aug 23 – Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Hindu
Aug 26 – Mon Women’s Equality Day 2019 Observance
Aug 31 – Sat Muharram 2019 Muslim
September 2019
Sept 2 – Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Hindu
Sep 2 – Mon Labor Day 2019 National holiday
Sep 8 – Sun National Grandparents Day 2019 Observance
Sep 10 – Tues Ashura 2019 Muslim
Sep 11 – Wed Patriot Day 2019 Observance
Sep 17 – Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2019 Observance
Sep 23 – Mon Fall/ Spring – September equinox 2019 Season
Sept 29 – Sun Navratri 2019 Hindu
Sept 30 – Mon Rosh Hashana 2019 Jewish
October 2019
Oct 7 – Mon Child Health Day 2019 Observance
Oct 7 – Mon Dussehra 2019 Hindu
Oct 9 – Wed Leif Erikson 2019 Observance
Oct 9 – Wed Yom Kippur 2019 Jewish
Oct 14 – Mon Sukkot 2019 Jewish
Oct 14 – Mon Columbus Day 2019 National holiday
Oct 16 – Wed Boss’s Day 2019 Observance
Oct 21 – Mon Shemini Atzeret 2019 Jewish
Oct 22 – Tues Simchat Torah 2019 Jewish
Oct 27 – Sun Diwali 2019 Hindu
Oct 31 – Thurs Halloween 2019 Observance
November 2019
Nov 1 – Fri All Saints’ Day 2019 Christian
Nov 2 – Fri All Souls Day 2019 Christian
Nov 3 – Sun Daylight Saving Time – ends 2019 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 – Sun The Prophet’s Birthday 2019 Muslim
Nov 11 – Mon Veterans Day 2019 National holiday
Nov 28 – Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2019 National holiday
Nov 29 – Fri Black Friday 2019 Observance
December 2019
Dec 2 – Mon Cyber Monday 2019 Observance
Dec 1 – Sun Advent 2019 Christian
Dec 6 – Fri St Nicholas Day 2019 Christian
Dec 7 – Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2019 Observance
Dec 17 – Tues Wright Brothers Day 2019 Observance
Dec 22 – Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2019 Season
Dec 23 – Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah – Starts 2019 Jewish
Dec 24 – Tues Christmas Eve 2019 Christian
Dec 25 – Wed Christmas Day 2019 National holiday
Dec 26 – Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2019 Observance
Dec 30 – Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah – Final Day 2019 Jewish
Dec 31 – Tues New Years Eve 2019 Observance