Al-Hijra is Muslim New Year. The date is based on a lunar calendar. It can vary by about 11 days.
Al-Hijra marks the beginning of Islam when the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE.
It is not a major holiday. There are no special religious rules to follow.
Al-Hijra has the same thoughtful meaning as everyone else’s new year’s celebrations. Some of us exchange holiday cards.
Al Hijra 2019
Al Hijra 2019 is Saturday – Sunday, August 31 – September 1, 2019.
Al Hijra 2018
Al Hijra 2018 is from sunset on Tuesday, September 11 to sunset on Wednesday, September 12. It marks the new year 1440.
The date of Al-Hijra is based on a lunar calendar. It can vary by about 11 days. Al-Hijra 2017 marks the Muslim year 1439 at sunset on September 21, 2017.
It is called 1st Muharram, the first day of the month of Muharram.