Ashura in India in 2020

Ashura in India in 2020
  How long until Ashura?
This holiday next takes place in 342 days.
  Dates of Ashura in India
2021 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
2020 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
2019 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
2018 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
2017 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
Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram
  Ashura in other countries
Ashura internationally
  Which regions observe Ashura in 2020?
Bihar  BiharAug 29Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh  ChhattisgarhAug 29Regional Holiday
Delhi  DelhiAug 29Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratAug 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu and KashmirAug 29Regional Holiday
Jharkhand  JharkhandAug 29Regional Holiday
Karnataka  KarnatakaAug 29Regional Holiday
Kerala  KeralaAug 29Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshAug 29Regional Holiday
Maharashtra  MaharashtraAug 29Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaAug 29Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanAug 29Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduAug 29Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaAug 29Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraAug 29Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshAug 29Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand  UttarakhandAug 29Regional Holiday
West Bengal  West BengalAug 29Regional Holiday
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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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