Ashura around the world in 2020

Ashura around the world in 2020
  How long until Ashura?
This holiday next takes place in 345 days.
  Dates of Ashura around the world
2021 Various Aug 18, Aug 19
AfghanistanWed, Aug 18National Holiday
AlgeriaThu, Aug 19National Holiday
Bahrain Aug 18, Aug 19
BahrainThu, Aug 19National Holiday
BahrainWed, Aug 18National Holiday
BangladeshThu, Aug 19National Holiday
GambiaThu, Aug 19National Holiday
India Aug 19
Andhra PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
West BengalThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
IranThu, Aug 19National Holiday
IraqThu, Aug 19National Holiday
LebanonThu, Aug 19National Holiday
Pakistan Aug 18, Aug 19
PakistanThu, Aug 19National Holiday
PakistanWed, Aug 18National Holiday
SenegalThu, Aug 19National Holiday
SomaliaThu, Aug 19National Holiday
2020 Various Aug 28, Aug 29
AfghanistanSat, Aug 29National Holiday
AlgeriaSat, Aug 29National Holiday
Bahrain Aug 28, Aug 29
BahrainSat, Aug 29National Holiday
BahrainFri, Aug 28National Holiday
BangladeshSat, Aug 29National Holiday
GambiaSat, Aug 29National Holiday
India Aug 29
BiharSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
IranSat, Aug 29National Holiday
IraqSat, Aug 29National Holiday
LebanonSat, Aug 29National Holiday
Pakistan Aug 28, Aug 29
PakistanSat, Aug 29National Holiday
PakistanFri, Aug 28National Holiday
SenegalSat, Aug 29National Holiday
SomaliaSat, Aug 29National Holiday
2019 Various Sep 9, Sep 10, Sep 11
AfghanistanTue, Sep 10National Holiday
AlgeriaTue, Sep 10National Holiday
Bahrain Sep 9, Sep 10
BahrainTue, Sep 10National Holiday
BahrainMon, Sep 9National Holiday
BangladeshTue, Sep 10National Holiday
GambiaMon, Sep 9National Holiday
India Sep 9, Sep 10, Sep 11
GujaratWed, Sep 11Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Sep 11Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Sep 11Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, Sep 10Regional Holiday
KeralaMon, Sep 9Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Sep 9Regional Holiday
IranMon, Sep 9National Holiday
IraqTue, Sep 10National Holiday
LebanonTue, Sep 10National Holiday
Pakistan Sep 9, Sep 10
PakistanTue, Sep 10National Holiday
PakistanMon, Sep 9National Holiday
SenegalMon, Sep 9National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Sep 10National Holiday
2018 Various Sep 19, Sep 20, Sep 21
AfghanistanThu, Sep 20National Holiday
AlgeriaThu, Sep 20National Holiday
Bahrain Sep 19, Sep 20
BahrainThu, Sep 20National Holiday
BahrainWed, Sep 19National Holiday
BangladeshFri, Sep 21National Holiday
GambiaThu, Sep 20National Holiday
India Sep 20, Sep 21
ChhattisgarhFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, Sep 21Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Sep 20Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Sep 20Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Sep 20Regional Holiday
IranThu, Sep 20National Holiday
IraqThu, Sep 20National Holiday
LebanonThu, Sep 20National Holiday
Pakistan Sep 20, Sep 21
PakistanFri, Sep 21National Holiday
PakistanThu, Sep 20National Holiday
SenegalThu, Sep 20National Holiday
SomaliaThu, Sep 20National Holiday
2017 Various Sep 29, Sep 30, Oct 1
AlgeriaSat, Sep 30National Holiday
Bahrain Sep 29, Sep 30
BahrainSat, Sep 30National Holiday
BahrainFri, Sep 29National Holiday
BangladeshSun, Oct 1National Holiday
India Oct 1
Andhra PradeshSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
AssamSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, Oct 1Regional Holiday
IraqSat, Sep 30National Holiday
LebanonSat, Sep 30National Holiday
Pakistan Sep 30, Oct 1
PakistanSun, Oct 1National Holiday
PakistanSat, Sep 30National Holiday
SenegalSat, Sep 30National Holiday
Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram
  Which countries observe Ashura in 2020?
Afghanistan  AfghanistanAug 29National Holiday
Algeria  AlgeriaAug 29National Holiday
Bahrain  BahrainAug 28, Aug 29National Holiday
Bangladesh  BangladeshAug 29National Holiday
Gambia  GambiaAug 29National Holiday
India  IndiaAug 29Regional Holiday
Iran  IranAug 29National Holiday
Iraq  IraqAug 29National Holiday
Lebanon  LebanonAug 29National Holiday
Pakistan  PakistanAug 28, Aug 29National Holiday
Senegal  SenegalAug 29National Holiday
Somalia  SomaliaAug 29National Holiday
Related holidays

When is Ashura?

The Day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. It marks the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month.

Traditions of Ashura

A'ashura was an ancient Judaic feast day of celebration and atonement.

It is better known these days for mourning the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (AD 680).

Sunni Muslims believe that Moses fasted on this day to demonstrate his gratitude to God for the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt. According to Sunni traditions, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) fasted on this day and encouraged others to fast.

While the word ashura means 'tenth' in Arabic and literally translated, means "the tenth day"; Islamic scholars differ on the reason for the naming.

Commemoration of Ashura is not a celebration but a respectful and mournful occasion for both Shi'a and Sunni Muslims - and for Shi'as, it is a particularly intense period of grief and mourning.

Mourners, of both sexes, traditionally congregate at a Mosque for sorrowful, poetic lamentations performed in memory of the martyrdom, grieving to the tune of beating drums and chants of "Ya Hussain." Also, scholars will give sermons on the themes of Hussein's personality and position in Islam, and the history of his uprising.

In Arab countries such as Lebanon and Iraq, the sheikh of the mosque will retell the story of the Battle of Karbala so that the audience is reminded of the anguish and sorrow that was endured by Hussain and his family. In some regions, passion plays may also be performed that reenact the battle.

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