Al-Hijra (Muharram) New Year

Al-Hijra (Muharram) New Year
Date and time
All day, September 24, 2018
Other dates and times
Every day, iCal
All day, September 11, 2018 - October 09, 2018
Description

This begins the first day of Muharram of the new year based on the Islamic lunar calendar. The Islamic lunar calendar dates from the Hijrah, the emigration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622. Years in the Islamic lunar calendar are called Hijrah years and are designated as anno Hegirae (Latin for “in the year of the Hijrah”), abbreviated “A.H.” Since Islamic holidays are based on the lunar calendar, a holiday may occur twice in the same Gregorian year.

Recognizing the Festival/Holiday: Any sweet dessert is an appropriate gift. Muslims do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Note: Islamic holiday observances begin at sunset of the first date listed and end at sunset of the last.

This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.

Event sponsor
Admission
Free
Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location
TBA