When is Ashura in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Ashura in 2017 will be observed on Saturday, 30th September.

Ashura is observed on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram. Special prayer meetings in the home or mosques and daylight fasting are ways some Muslims honor the holiday. The Day of Ashura has become a national holiday in countries like Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Pakistan.

However, Ashura in 2017 will begin on the evening of Saturday, 30th September and will end on the evening of Sunday, 1st October. Ashura/Muharram marks the date when carnage took place at Kerbala and when Imman Hussain died in 680 CE. Imman Hussain was the Prophet Muhammed’s grandson. Many Muslims believe that he died on the ninth, 10th or 11th day of the month of Muharram.