Ashura

Nov 3, 2014

Optional feast day for Muslims, marking the creation of the world, Noah’s departure from the ark and Moses’ flight from Egypt. Shi’a Muslims mark this as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson; begins at sundown. Start date may vary depending on sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Adha

Oct 3, 2014

Muslim holiday celebrating the culmination of the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.

Al-Hijra

Oct 24, 2014

Muslim New Year, celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.