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Muharram (Muslim New Year) in Saudi Arabia

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

Local names

NameLanguage
Muharram (Muslim New Year)English
Muharram (Muslimisches Neujahrsfest)German

Muharram (Muslim New Year) 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Muharram (Muslim New Year) 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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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 (Muslim New Year) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
TueJul 241990Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SatJul 131991Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuJul 21992Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
MonJun 211993Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriJun 101994Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
WedMay 311995Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunMay 191996Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriMay 91997Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
TueApr 281998Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SatApr 171999Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuApr 62000Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
MonMar 262001Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriMar 152002Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
WedMar 52003Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunFeb 222004Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuFeb 102005Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
TueJan 312006Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SatJan 202007Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuJan 102008Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
MonDec 292008Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriDec 182009Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
WedDec 82010Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunNov 272011Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuNov 152012Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
TueNov 52013Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SatOct 252014Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuOct 152015Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
MonOct 32016Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriSep 222017Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
WedSep 122018Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunSep 12019Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuAug 202020Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance

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