When is Muharram / Islamic New year 2017?

Muharram / Islamic New year 2017 started on Thursday 21st Sep, 2017 (21/09/2017) 698 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Muharram / Islamic New year 2017 will be observed on the sunset of Wednesday 20th Sep, 2017.

Muharram / Islamic New year 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 Muharram / Islamic New year 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 Muharram / Islamic New year?

Muharram / Islamic New year

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also the beginning of a new Islamic year that many Muslims consider a cultural event. The Islamic New Year does not matter on the basis of religion. Nevertheless, many Muslims take this opportunity to remember the events of the life of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). On that day, some also remember the Hegira of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions to the city called Medina.

Dates for Muharram / Islamic New year from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Muharram / Islamic New year is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Muharram / Islamic New year 2024SundayJul 7th in 1782 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2023WednesdayJul 19th in 1428 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2022SaturdayJul 30th in 1074 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2021MondayAug 9th in 719 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2020ThursdayAug 20th in 365 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2019SaturdayAug 31st in 10 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2018TuesdaySep 11th 343 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2017ThursdaySep 21st 698 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2016SundayOct 2nd 1052 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2015WednesdayOct 14th 1406 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateSep 21, 2017
When? Ended 698 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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