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Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) in United Arab Emirates

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

Local names

NameLanguage
رأس السنة الهجريةArabic
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)English
Hidschra (Islamisches Neujahr)German

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014
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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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About Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

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Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueJul 241990Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatJul 131991Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuJul 21992Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
MonJun 211993Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
FriJun 101994Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
WedMay 311995Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SunMay 191996Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
FriMay 91997Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
TueApr 281998Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatApr 171999Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuApr 62000Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
MonMar 262001Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
FriMar 152002Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
WedMar 52003Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SunFeb 222004Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuFeb 102005Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
TueJan 312006Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatJan 202007Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuJan 102008Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
MonDec 292008Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
FriDec 182009Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
WedDec 82010Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SunNov 272011Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
ThuNov 152012Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatNov 22013Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 
SatOct 252014Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)National holiday 

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