Islamic calendar 2013

Muslim calendar for 2013

Thursday 24 January

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)
Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Tuesday 29 January

Milad un Nabi (Shia)
Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Tuesday 9 July

Ramadan (start)
Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.

Thursday 8 August

Eid-Ul-Fitr
The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

Tuesday 15 October

Eid-Ul-Adha
Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday

Monday 4 November

Al-Hijira
Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Wednesday 13 November

Ashura
Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram

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