Ashura in India in 2021

Ashura in India in 2021

  How long until Ashura?
  Dates of Ashura in India
2022 Aug 11
BiharThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
West BengalThu, Aug 11Regional Holiday
2021 Aug 19, Aug 20
KarnatakaFri, Aug 20Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Aug 20Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Aug 20Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, 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
Madhya PradeshThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Aug 19Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, 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, Aug 30
Andhra PradeshSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, Aug 30Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Aug 29Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, 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

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram

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  Which regions observe Ashura in 2021?
  Andhra PradeshAug 19Regional Holiday
  BiharAug 19Regional Holiday
  ChandigarhAug 19Regional Holiday
  ChhattisgarhAug 19Regional Holiday
  DelhiAug 19Regional Holiday
  GujaratAug 19Regional Holiday
  Himachal PradeshAug 19Regional Holiday
  Jammu and KashmirAug 19Regional Holiday
  JharkhandAug 19Regional Holiday
  KarnatakaAug 20Regional Holiday
  Madhya PradeshAug 19Regional Holiday
  MaharashtraAug 19Regional Holiday
  MizoramAug 19Regional Holiday
  OdishaAug 20Regional Holiday
  RajasthanAug 19Regional Holiday
  Tamil NaduAug 20Regional Holiday
  TelanganaAug 19Regional Holiday
  TripuraAug 19Regional Holiday
  Uttar PradeshAug 19Regional Holiday
  UttarakhandAug 19Regional Holiday
  West BengalAug 19Regional 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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