Awal Muharram

Muharram is a cause for great celebration across many towns in Jordan as it marks of the beginning of the Islamic New Year.

Culture & Heritage | Seasonal & Holiday

Description

Awal Muharram or Hijri New Year is celebrated by Muslims as the day symbolises two important events in the Islamic year.

Awal means beginning in English and Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar. The first day of Muharram is therefore the Islamic New Year’s Day and on this date the Hijra, the historic journey from Mecca to Medina began.