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.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura Eve 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Wednesday 26th Jul, 2023.
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.
The next occurrence of Ashura Eve is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Ashura Eve 2024||Monday||Jul 15th||in 1384 days|
|Ashura Eve 2023||Thursday||Jul 27th||in 1030 days|
|Ashura Eve 2022||Sunday||Aug 7th||in 676 days|
|Ashura Eve 2021||Tuesday||Aug 17th||in 321 days|
|Ashura Eve 2020||Friday||Aug 28th||32 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2019||Sunday||Sep 8th||387 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2018||Wednesday||Sep 19th||741 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2017||Friday||Sep 29th||1096 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2016||Monday||Oct 10th||1450 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2015||Thursday||Oct 22nd||1804 days ago|
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