When is Ashura 2024?

Ashura 2024 is on Wednesday 17th Jul, 2024 (17/07/2024) in 1942 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ashura 2024 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 16th Jul, 2024.

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 2024WednesdayJul 17th in 1942 days
Ashura 2023FridayJul 28th in 1587 days
Ashura 2022MondayAug 8th in 1233 days
Ashura 2021WednesdayAug 18th in 878 days
Ashura 2020SaturdayAug 29th in 524 days
Ashura 2019TuesdaySep 10th in 170 days
Ashura 2018FridaySep 21st 183 days ago
Ashura 2017SundayOct 1st 538 days ago
Ashura 2016TuesdayOct 11th 893 days ago
Ashura 2015FridayOct 23rd 1247 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJul 17, 2024
When? Starts in 1942 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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