ISLAMIC CALENDAR AND FESTIVALS
Islam holidays celebrated in year 2016
- May 05, 2016
- May 21, 2016
- Jun 07, 2016
- Jul 02, 2016
- Jul 07, 2016
- Sep 10, 2016
- Sep 13, 2016
- Oct 03, 2016
- Oct 12, 2016
- Dec 12, 2016
List days in week, their corresponding english names and significance in Islamic calendar.
Days in Islamic Calendar
|#||Day (Arabic)||English Name||Significance|
|Saturday||Day of Rest|
List of Hijri months and corresponding gregorian calendar in Islamic calendar.
Months in Islamic Calendar
|3||Rabi' I||رَبيع الأوّل Rabī‘ al-Awwal||the first spring|
|4||Rabi' II||رَبيع الثاني Rabī‘ ath-Thānī||the second/last spring|
|5||Jumada I||جُمادى الأولى Jumādá al-Ūlá||the first of parched land|
|6||Jumada II||جُمادى الثانية Jumādá ath-Thāniyah||the second/last of parched land|
|7||Rajab||رَجَب Rajab||respect, honor|
|9||Ramadan||رَمَضان Ramaḍān||burning heat|
|11||Dhu al-Qi‘dah||ذو القِعْدة Dhul Qidah||the one of truce/sitting|
|12||Dhu al-Hijjah||ذو الحِجّة Dhul Ḥijjah||the one of pilgrimage|
The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar consists of twelve months in a year and 354 days. There are either 29 or 30 days in each month, but they are not in order. It is also called as Muslim calendar or Hijri calendar.
Islamic festivals or the holidays are celebrated according to Islamic calendar. The traditional practice is, festival dates are decided and declared by a committee of Muslim leaders in local country. This practice is followed in majority of Muslim countries. Muslim leaders follow the process of fist sighting of crescent moon after sunset to decide first day of each month and then festivals are derived from there.
Here we have provided details 2016 islamic festival holiday dates and any other information related to muslim religious holiday. Some dates may vary slightly in local countries as they are determined locally according to moon sighting.