Muharram (or Muharrum) is a gazetted holiday in India, marking the start of the Islamic year.
It starts on August 10 this year. Muharram is also known as Muharram-ul-Haram. It is the second holiest month for the Muslim people around the world, following Ramzan.
Muharram 2021 is expected to fall on Tuesday, August 10th.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, and it is regarded the second holiest month after Ramzan. The Islamic New Year, also known as the Hijri New Year, will be celebrated in the second week of August this year.
The Islamic new year begins in the month of Muharram and finishes in the month of Dhul al-Hijjah, as previously stated. In compared to the Gregorian calendar, the year is around 11 days shorter. The appearance of the new moon marks the beginning of each month.
Last year: Sun, Aug 30, 2020
This year: Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Next year: Tue, Aug 9, 2022
Central Govt Holidays in August 2021
- Independence Day – 15 August 2021 – Sunday
- Muharram – 19 August 2021 – Thursday
- Janmashtami – 30 August 2021 – Monday