Chennai: Muharram is celebrated as the second holy day of Islam. This year Muharram festival will be celebrated on August 9. Similar to Ramadan, Muharram is celebrated according to the date of sighting of the moon. This day is also known as Muharram-ul-Haram.
Muharram is the first month of the 354 or 355 day Muharram year according to the Hijri calendar. According to the Islamic faith, the Prophet Muhammad, who is considered the Messenger of God, called the month of Muharram the ‘Holy Month of Allah’.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has officially announced that Muharram will be celebrated in Tamil Nadu on August 9.
Yesterday evening the first half century of Moharram was nowhere to be seen in Tamil Nadu. Therefore, he has issued this notification considering the first half century of Muharram on Sunday 31/07/2022. August 9 (Tuesday) is a holiday of Muharram.