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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Australia

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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Local names

NameLanguage
Muharram/Islamic New YearEnglish
Muharram (Islamisches Neujahr)German

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
List of dates for other years

The Islamic year lasts for about 354 days and consists of 12 months. Muharram is the first month and some Muslims mark the start of the Islamic year on the first day of Muharram. Many Muslims fast during daylight hours on the ninth and 10th or 10th and 11th days of the month to mark the Day of Ashura (Yaumu-l 'Ashurah). This is the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed.

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueJul 241990Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SatJul 131991Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuJul 21992Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
MonJun 211993Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriJun 101994Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
WedMay 311995Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunMay 191996Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriMay 91997Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
TueApr 281998Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SatApr 171999Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuApr 62000Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
MonMar 262001Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriMar 152002Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
WedMar 52003Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunFeb 222004Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuFeb 102005Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
TueJan 312006Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SatJan 202007Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuJan 102008Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
MonDec 292008Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriDec 182009Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
WedDec 82010Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunNov 272011Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuNov 152012Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
TueNov 52013Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SatOct 252014Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuOct 152015Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
MonOct 32016Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriSep 222017Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
WedSep 122018Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunSep 12019Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuAug 202020Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 

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