When is Ashura 2022?

Ashura 2022 is on Monday 8th Aug, 2022 (08/08/2022) in 1171 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura 2022 will be observed on the sunset of Sunday 7th Aug, 2022.

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?


Ashura means the “tenth” in the Arabic language. It corresponds to the pinnacle of the remembrance of the first month of Islamic Year Muharram. It is a day of great mourning. In the eyes of Shi’a Muslims, this day honors the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali who was the beloved grandson of the holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). This happened in the year 61 Ah (AD 680) at the merciless and ruthless Battle of Karbala.

Ashura is a traditional date that also honors some great events of the past like the Ka’ba was constructed on this day, the birth of Prophet Abraham occurred and on this date the ark of Prophet Noah landed and came to rest.

Dates for Ashura from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Ashura is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Ashura 2024TuesdayJul 16th in 1879 days
Ashura 2023FridayJul 28th in 1525 days
Ashura 2022MondayAug 8th in 1171 days
Ashura 2021WednesdayAug 18th in 816 days
Ashura 2020SaturdayAug 29th in 462 days
Ashura 2019MondaySep 9th in 107 days
Ashura 2018ThursdaySep 20th 246 days ago
Ashura 2017SaturdaySep 30th 601 days ago
Ashura 2016TuesdayOct 11th 955 days ago
Ashura 2015FridayOct 23rd 1309 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateAug 8, 2022
When? Starts in 1171 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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