Ashoora Eve in Bahrain in 2020

Ashoora Eve in Bahrain in 2020
  How long until Ashoora Eve?
This holiday next takes place in 345 days.
  Dates of Ashoora Eve in Bahrain
2021 Aug 18, Aug 19
BahrainThu, Aug 19National Holiday
BahrainWed, Aug 18National Holiday
2020 Aug 28, Aug 29
BahrainSat, Aug 29National Holiday
BahrainFri, Aug 28National Holiday
2019 Sep 9, Sep 10
BahrainTue, Sep 10National Holiday
BahrainMon, Sep 9National Holiday
2018 Sep 19, Sep 20
BahrainThu, Sep 20National Holiday
BahrainWed, Sep 19National Holiday
2017 Sep 29, Sep 30
BahrainSat, Sep 30National Holiday
BahrainFri, Sep 29National Holiday
  Summary
Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
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Ashoora Eve in Bahrain

Bahrain is the only one of the Gulf states that marks Ashoura, the holiest day in the Shia calendar, as a public holiday

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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