When is Muharram / Islamic New year 2024?

Muharram / Islamic New year 2024 is on Sunday 7th Jul, 2024 (07/07/2024) in 1689 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 2024 will be observed on the sunset of Saturday 6th Jul, 2024.

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 1689 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2023WednesdayJul 19th in 1335 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2022SaturdayJul 30th in 981 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2021MondayAug 9th in 626 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2020ThursdayAug 20th in 272 days
Muharram / Islamic New year 2019SaturdayAug 31st 82 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2018TuesdaySep 11th 436 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2017ThursdaySep 21st 791 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2016SundayOct 2nd 1145 days ago
Muharram / Islamic New year 2015WednesdayOct 14th 1499 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJul 7, 2024
When? Starts in 1689 days
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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