When is Ashura Eve 2020?

Ashura Eve 2020 started on Friday 28th Aug, 2020 (28/08/2020) 148 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura Eve 2020 will be observed on the sunset of Thursday 27th Aug, 2020.

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 2024

The next occurrence of Ashura Eve is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Ashura Eve 2024MondayJul 15th in 1268 days
Ashura Eve 2023ThursdayJul 27th in 914 days
Ashura Eve 2022SundayAug 7th in 560 days
Ashura Eve 2021TuesdayAug 17th in 205 days
Ashura Eve 2020FridayAug 28th 148 days ago
Ashura Eve 2019SundaySep 8th 503 days ago
Ashura Eve 2018WednesdaySep 19th 857 days ago
Ashura Eve 2017FridaySep 29th 1212 days ago
Ashura Eve 2016MondayOct 10th 1566 days ago
Ashura Eve 2015ThursdayOct 22nd 1920 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateAug 28, 2020
When? Ended 148 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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