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ISLAMIC CALENDAR AND FESTIVALS

Some dates may vary slightly as they are determined by the lunar calendar.

Islam holidays celebrated in year 2016

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • May 05, 2016
  • Sat
  • May 21, 2016
  • Tue
  • Jun 07, 2016
  • Sat
  • Jul 02, 2016
  • Sat
  • Sep 10, 2016
  • Tue
  • Sep 13, 2016
  • Mon
  • 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
1 (Yawm) al-Aḥad
الأحد
Sunday First day
2 (Yawm) al-Ithnayn
الإثنين
Monday Second day
3 (Yawm) ath-Thulāthāʼ
الثلاثاء
Tuesday Third day
4 (Yawm) al-Arbi‘ā’
الأربعاء
Wednesday Fourth day
5 (Yawm) al-Khamīs
الخميس
Thursday Fifth day
6 (Yawm) al-Jumu‘ah
الجمعة
Friday Gathering day
7 (Yawm) as-Sabt
السبت
Saturday Day of Rest

List of Hijri months and corresponding gregorian calendar in Islamic calendar.


Months in Islamic Calendar

# Month Arabic Significance
1 Muharram مُحَرَّم Muḥarram forbidden
2 Safar صَفَر Ṣafar void
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
8 Sha'ban شَعْبان Sha‘bān scattered
9 Ramadan رَمَضان Ramaḍān burning heat
10 Shawwal شَوّال Shawwāl raised
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

Islamic Festivals Calendar

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.