Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy New Year 1429!

Moroccans celebrated the Islamic New Year (1429 anno hegirae) today and we would like to wish all our readers HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Islamic New Year begins with the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. This day is celebrated to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) emigration from Makkah to Madinah.

Since the Islamic lunar calendar, introduced in 634 A.D., is 11-12 days shorter than the solar calendar, the date of the holiday changes each year.



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