When is Ashura Eve 2016?

Ashura Eve 2016 started on Tuesday 11th Oct, 2016 (11/10/2016) 2536 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura Eve 2016 will be observed on the sunset of Monday 10th Oct, 2016.

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 2424 days
Ashura Eve 2029WednesdayMay 23rd in 2070 days
Ashura Eve 2028SaturdayJun 3rd in 1716 days
Ashura Eve 2027TuesdayJun 15th in 1362 days
Ashura Eve 2026ThursdayJun 25th in 1007 days
Ashura Eve 2025SaturdayJul 5th in 652 days
Ashura Eve 2024TuesdayJul 16th in 298 days
Ashura Eve 2023FridayJul 28th 55 days ago
Ashura Eve 2022MondayAug 8th 409 days ago
Ashura Eve 2021WednesdayAug 18th 764 days ago
Ashura Eve 2020SaturdayAug 29th 1118 days ago
Ashura Eve 2019MondaySep 9th 1473 days ago
Ashura Eve 2018ThursdaySep 20th 1827 days ago
Ashura Eve 2017SaturdaySep 30th 2182 days ago
Ashura Eve 2016TuesdayOct 11th 2536 days ago
Ashura Eve 2015FridayOct 23rd 2890 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateOct 11, 2016
When? Ended 2536 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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