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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Australia

 This year: Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Muharram/Islamic New Year 2019 , It falls on Sunday, 1st September 2019.  

Muharram is also known as Islamic New Year. According to Gregorian calendar new year starts from January but according to Islamic Hijri calendar NEW YEAR starts from the day of "Muharram" for Muslims.

The 12 Islamic months are Muharram, Safar, Rabi al-awwal, Rabi al-thani, Jumada al- awwal, Jumada al-thani, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhul Qadah & Dhul Hijja.

Muharram is the first Islamic month in Islamic calendar. The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word harām, meaning “sinful”. Muslims believe that Muharram is a Sacred month. Muslims are not allowed to fight during this month.

According to history in the year 680CE Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, and his army enter into the city in the battle of karbala on the first day of the month. Husayn ibn Ali and his clan died on the 10th day.

From then Muslims of some communities fasts on the 10th day of "Muharram". Some mosques offer free meals to people from 9th to 11th day of "Muharram".

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Tuesday Nov 5 2013 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Saturday Oct 25 2014 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Thursday Oct 15 2015 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Monday Oct 3 2016 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Friday Sep 22 2017 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Sep 12 2018 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Sunday Sep 1 2019 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Thursday Aug 20 2020 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Aug 10 2021 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Saturday Jul 30 2022 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jul 19 2023 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Monday Jul 8 2024 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Friday Jun 27 2025 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jun 17 2026 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Sunday Jun 6 2027 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Thursday May 25 2028 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday May 15 2029 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Saturday May 4 2030 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Apr 23 2031 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Monday Apr 12 2032 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Friday Apr 1 2033 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Mar 21 2034 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Sunday Mar 11 2035 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Thursday Feb 28 2036 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Feb 17 2037 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Saturday Feb 6 2038 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jan 26 2039 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Monday Jan 16 2040 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Friday Jan 4 2041 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Dec 24 2041 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Sunday Dec 14 2042 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Thursday Dec 3 2043 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Nov 22 2044 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Saturday Nov 11 2045 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Oct 31 2046 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Monday Oct 21 2047 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Friday Oct 9 2048 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Sep 28 2049 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays
Sunday Sep 18 2050 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim Holidays

Muharram/Islamic New Year Facts

    Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
    Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
    Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
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