When is Ashura 2021?

Ashura 2021 started on Wednesday 18th Aug, 2021 (18/08/2021) 975 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura 2021 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 17th Aug, 2021.

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 2213 days
Ashura 2029WednesdayMay 23rd in 1859 days
Ashura 2028SaturdayJun 3rd in 1505 days
Ashura 2027TuesdayJun 15th in 1151 days
Ashura 2026ThursdayJun 25th in 796 days
Ashura 2025SaturdayJul 5th in 441 days
Ashura 2024TuesdayJul 16th in 87 days
Ashura 2023FridayJul 28th 266 days ago
Ashura 2022MondayAug 8th 620 days ago
Ashura 2021WednesdayAug 18th 975 days ago
Ashura 2020SaturdayAug 29th 1329 days ago
Ashura 2019MondaySep 9th 1684 days ago
Ashura 2018ThursdaySep 20th 2038 days ago
Ashura 2017SaturdaySep 30th 2393 days ago
Ashura 2016TuesdayOct 11th 2747 days ago
Ashura 2015FridayOct 23rd 3101 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateAug 18, 2021
When? Ended 975 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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