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When is Muharram / Islamic New year 2023?

Muharram / Islamic New year 2023 is on Wednesday 19th Jul, 2023 (19/07/2023) in 231 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 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 2030

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

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Muharram / Islamic New year 2030FridayMay 3rd in 2711 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2029MondayMay 14th in 2357 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2028ThursdayMay 25th in 2003 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2027SundayJun 6th in 1649 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2026TuesdayJun 16th in 1294 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2025ThursdayJun 26th in 939 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2024SundayJul 7th in 585 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2023WednesdayJul 19th in 231 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2022SaturdayJul 30th 122 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2021MondayAug 9th 477 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2020ThursdayAug 20th 831 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2019SaturdayAug 31st 1186 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2018TuesdaySep 11th 1540 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2017ThursdaySep 21st 1895 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2016SundayOct 2nd 2249 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2015WednesdayOct 14th 2603 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJul 19, 2023
When? Starts in 231 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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