When is Muharram / Islamic New year 2023?

Muharram / Islamic New year 2023 is on Wednesday 19th Jul, 2023 (19/07/2023) in 1579 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Muharram / Islamic New year 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 18th Jul, 2023.

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 also portraits the beginning of a new Islamic Year which many Muslims consider as a cultural event. The Muslim New Year itself holds no importance on the basis of religion. Nonetheless, many Muslims still in this time use it to remember the life events of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). Some also remember the Hijra of the Prophet (S.A.W.W) and his companions to the city that is called Madina.

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 1933 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2023WednesdayJul 19th in 1579 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2022SaturdayJul 30th in 1225 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2021MondayAug 9th in 870 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2020ThursdayAug 20th in 516 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2019SaturdayAug 31st in 161 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2018TuesdaySep 11th 192 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2017ThursdaySep 21st 547 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2016SundayOct 2nd 901 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2015ThursdayMay 14th 1408 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJul 19, 2023
When? Starts in 1579 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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