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 Saturday 26th Aug, 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||Tuesday||Jul 16th||in 1912 days|
|Ashura Eve 2023||Sunday||Aug 27th||in 1588 days|
|Ashura Eve 2022||Monday||Aug 8th||in 1204 days|
|Ashura Eve 2021||Wednesday||Aug 18th||in 849 days|
|Ashura Eve 2020||Friday||Aug 28th||in 494 days|
|Ashura Eve 2019||Monday||Sep 9th||in 140 days|
|Ashura Eve 2018||Thursday||Sep 20th||213 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2017||Saturday||Sep 30th||568 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2016||Tuesday||Oct 11th||922 days ago|
|Ashura Eve 2015||Friday||Oct 23rd||1276 days ago|
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