Thursday, February 10, 2005

Welcoming the Year of the Rooster AND the 1426 Hejira (Islamic Calendar)

Yesterday, I was spoiled for choice of goodies, somehow the Chinese New Year and the Islamic Calendar have coincided and we have two simultaneous causes for celebrations, so happy new year to all my Chinese friends out there and Kul Sana wa entom tayebin to all the Muslim ones and vice versa. Today is the 1st of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, the first day of the year 1426, calculated since the Prophet Mohammed emigrated to Medina. The celebration/ commemoration of Ashura (depending on where you live) will be on the 10th of Muharram, check last year's post here . I can't believe the year has gone by so fast. Hoping it heralds better news than 1425.

Muharram is the First Month of the Islamic Calendar

2 comments:

AlanK said...

Happy Islamic new year libyan

also are their any celebrations in libya to mark this

alan

Highlander said...

Thank you Alan, in Libya it is not particularly celebrated as such as a family feast, but there will be commemoration and reading of Koranic verses at mosques. It is mostly a low key celeration.