Al-Hijra is a Muslim holiday that marks the beginning of the new year. This day signifies the start of the Muslim era and the first Islamic community ever established. The first day of the first month, Muharram, on the Islamic calendar begins the Islamic New Year.
The Islamic calendar is based on the phases of the moon, so Al-Hijra falls on a different date each year. From 2016 to 2026 the holiday occurred or will occur during the months of June to October.