Muslims celebrated the New Year by Hijra calendar on the first night of holy month Muharram. A new 1438 year started on October 3.
In the Muslim calendar begins from the date when Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra, in 622 AD.
Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, is one of four months when any conflicts, wars and other dissensions are forbidden. Besides, it’s a custom to keep a fast.
Islamic calendar year consists of 12 months and contains 354 or 355 days. Every year the date for the holiday is different every year since the Islamic lunar year is eleven to twelve days shorter than the solar Gregorian year.
As we reported earlier, about 30 000 of Hasid pilgrims arrived to Ukraine’s central city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.