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Muharram in Egypt

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

Local names

NameLanguage
MuharramEnglish
Muharram (Islamisches Neujahr)German
عيد رأس السنة الهجريةArabic

Alternative name

Islamic New Year

Muharram 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Muharram 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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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About Muharram

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Muharram Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
ThuFeb 102005MuharramNational holiday
TueJan 312006MuharramNational holiday
SatJan 202007MuharramNational holiday
ThuJan 102008MuharramNational holiday
MonDec 292008MuharramNational holiday
FriDec 182009MuharramNational holiday
TueDec 72010MuharramNational holiday
SunNov 272011MuharramNational holiday
ThuNov 152012MuharramNational holiday
TueNov 52013MuharramNational holiday
SatOct 252014MuharramNational holiday
ThuOct 152015MuharramNational holiday
MonOct 32016MuharramNational holiday
FriSep 222017MuharramNational holiday
WedSep 122018MuharramNational holiday
SunSep 12019MuharramNational holiday
ThuAug 202020MuharramNational holiday

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