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Important Holidays in the Hijrah Calendar

MuharramIslamic New Year
10 MuharramDay of Ashurah -- For Sunni Muslims, the crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites. For Shia Muslims, the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, and his followers.
12 Rabi al AwalMawlid an Nabi for Sunni Muslims
17 Rab al AwalMawlid an Nabi for Shia Muslims
13 RajabBirthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib
27 RajabIsra and Miraj
15 Sha'banSab-e-Baraat, or Night of Forgiveness
1 RamadanFirst day of fasting
21 RamadanAli ibn Abi Talib's Martyrdom
27 RamadanNuzul Al-Quran
Last third of RamadanIncludes Laylat al-Qadr
1 ShawwalEid al-Fitr
8-13 Dhu al HijjahThe Hajj to Mecca
10 Dhu al-HijjahEid al-Adha
18 Dhu al-HijjahEid al-Ghadeer

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