When is Ashura 2023?

Ashura 2023 is on Friday 28th Jul, 2023 (28/07/2023) in 1588 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Thursday 27th Jul, 2023.

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

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 2024WednesdayJul 17th in 1943 days
Ashura 2023FridayJul 28th in 1588 days
Ashura 2022MondayAug 8th in 1234 days
Ashura 2021WednesdayAug 18th in 879 days
Ashura 2020SaturdayAug 29th in 525 days
Ashura 2019TuesdaySep 10th in 171 days
Ashura 2018FridaySep 21st 182 days ago
Ashura 2017SundayOct 1st 537 days ago
Ashura 2016TuesdayOct 11th 892 days ago
Ashura 2015FridayOct 23rd 1246 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJul 28, 2023
When? Starts in 1588 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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