When is Ashura 2016?

Ashura 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 2016 will be observed on the sunset of Monday 10th Oct, 2016.

Ashura 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 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?


Achoura means "Tenth" in the Arabic language. That day corresponds to the peak of the memory of the first month of the Islamic year, Muharram. It is the day of mourning. In the eyes of Shia Muslims, this day honors the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, who was the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This occurred in the year 61 H (680 AD) during the fierce and ruthless battle of Kerbala.

Achoura is a traditional date that also honors some of the great events of the past, such as the construction of the Kaaba, the birth of Prophet Abraham, and it is also on this date that the ark of Prophet Noah landed.

Dates for Ashura from 2015 to 2030

The next occurrence of Ashura is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Ashura 2030SundayMay 12th in 2424 days
Ashura 2029WednesdayMay 23rd in 2070 days
Ashura 2028SaturdayJun 3rd in 1716 days
Ashura 2027TuesdayJun 15th in 1362 days
Ashura 2026ThursdayJun 25th in 1007 days
Ashura 2025SaturdayJul 5th in 652 days
Ashura 2024TuesdayJul 16th in 298 days
Ashura 2023FridayJul 28th 55 days ago
Ashura 2022MondayAug 8th 409 days ago
Ashura 2021WednesdayAug 18th 764 days ago
Ashura 2020SaturdayAug 29th 1118 days ago
Ashura 2019MondaySep 9th 1473 days ago
Ashura 2018ThursdaySep 20th 1827 days ago
Ashura 2017SaturdaySep 30th 2182 days ago
Ashura 2016TuesdayOct 11th 2536 days ago
Ashura 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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