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The month of Muharram is the first in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year, during which no fighting is permitted. After Ramadan, it is considered the second holiest month. The Day of Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram.

Muharram 2023 date in India

This year, it has been officially confirmed that the 1st Muharram fell on the 19th of July, 2023.

Muharram 2023 public holiday in India

No announcement has been made about the public holiday in India for Muharram. However, the public holiday means banks, post offices, government offices, and likely Islamic businesses and stores remained closed or had reduced working hours.

Muharram 2023 celebration

The event is one of great solemnity. People pray and spend much of the day in holy locations. They also meet family and friends and exchange conversation and sweets. However, there is no pomp and show as this is a time of mourning and fasting, with many choosing to fast for multiple days around Muharram.

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