Srinagar: As per Jammu and Kashmir Government, Ashura Holiday which is the 10th day of Muharram will now be observed on Saturday i.e. 29th of July. The decision was made following a request from the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board, in light of a communication received from Grand Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam.
As per the order issued, the Muharram holiday on account of ‘Ashura’ will now be observed on July 29 (Saturday) instead of the originally scheduled date of July 28 (Friday). It is the day on which the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in the Battle of Karbala took place. It is also believed that Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) was born on the 10th day in the month of Muharram.
“In partial modification of Government Order No. 1596-JK(GAD) of 2022 dated 30.12.2022 and Government Order No. 1597-JK(GAD) of 2022, dated 30.12.2022, it is hereby ordered that the holiday on account of ‘Ashoora’ shall now be observed on the 29th of July, 2023 (Saturday) instead of 28th July, 2023 (Friday),” the order read.