When is Ashura Eve 2015?

Ashura Eve 2015 started on Friday 23rd Oct, 2015 (23/10/2015) 3096 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura Eve 2015 will be observed on the sunset of Thursday 22nd Oct, 2015.

Ashura Eve always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.

The dates of Ashura Eve are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

What is Ashura Eve?

Ashura Eve

Ashura Eve falls on the ninth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, and is the night prior to Yom Ashura. The day is observed by Shi’a Muslims, and it commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Al-Husayn –the third Imam of the Shi’a– and his faithful companions. On Ashura Eve, Imam Al-Husayn delineated his companions as the most faithful of companions, and they, in return, gave audacious articulations and promulgated their allegiance to him. The following day, Yom Ashura, Imam Al-Husayn was beheaded in the Battle of Karbala.

Dates for Ashura Eve from 2015 to 2030

The next occurrence of Ashura Eve is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Ashura Eve 2030SundayMay 12th in 2218 days
Ashura Eve 2029WednesdayMay 23rd in 1864 days
Ashura Eve 2028SaturdayJun 3rd in 1510 days
Ashura Eve 2027TuesdayJun 15th in 1156 days
Ashura Eve 2026ThursdayJun 25th in 801 days
Ashura Eve 2025SaturdayJul 5th in 446 days
Ashura Eve 2024TuesdayJul 16th in 92 days
Ashura Eve 2023FridayJul 28th 261 days ago
Ashura Eve 2022MondayAug 8th 615 days ago
Ashura Eve 2021WednesdayAug 18th 970 days ago
Ashura Eve 2020SaturdayAug 29th 1324 days ago
Ashura Eve 2019MondaySep 9th 1679 days ago
Ashura Eve 2018ThursdaySep 20th 2033 days ago
Ashura Eve 2017SaturdaySep 30th 2388 days ago
Ashura Eve 2016TuesdayOct 11th 2742 days ago
Ashura Eve 2015FridayOct 23rd 3096 days ago
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Start DateOct 23, 2015
When? Ended 3096 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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