Islamic New Year – August 19, 2020

Wed Aug 19

The Islamic New Year—also known as the Arabic New Year — is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year began in AD 622, when the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina.

 In the Islamic calendar, days begin at sunset — and because the Islamic year is eleven to twelve days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Islamic New Year falls on a different day on the Gregorian calendar every year.  As meditations and celebrations mark this day,  remember that a New Year always means new beginnings.