Muharram/Islamic New Year in Australia
The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.
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Muharram/Islamic New Year ObservancesNote: 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.
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where it is Observed|
|Wed||Dec 8||2010||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sun||Nov 27||2011||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Nov 15||2012||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Tue||Nov 5||2013||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sat||Oct 25||2014||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Oct 15||2015||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Mon||Oct 3||2016||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Fri||Sep 22||2017||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Wed||Sep 12||2018||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Sun||Sep 1||2019||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
|Thu||Aug 20||2020||Muharram/Islamic New Year||Muslim|
Quick FactsMuharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Muharram/Islamic New Year 2016Monday, October 3, 2016
Muharram/Islamic New Year 2017Friday, September 22, 2017
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.
Other holidays in October 2016 in Australia
- Rosh Hashana – Monday, October 3, 2016
- Feast of St Francis of Assisi – Tuesday, October 4, 2016
- Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 12, 2016
- First day of Sukkot – Monday, October 17, 2016
- Last day of Sukkot – Sunday, October 23, 2016
- Shmini Atzeret – Monday, October 24, 2016
- Simchat Torah – Tuesday, October 25, 2016
- Diwali/Deepavali – Sunday, October 30, 2016
- Halloween – Monday, October 31, 2016