The Islamic new year begins on 22 september in Morocco
The date is determined according to Moon sighting. It is not possible to Morocco on Wednesday 20 september in the moon with the naked eye. With an illuminated surface of only 0.4%, it is visible only through astronomical instruments such as binoculars or telescopes.
The next day, Thursday 21 september, it is possible to the moon with the naked eye in Morocco and the rest of the world to see, which means new year's day on 22 september.
As in many countries in the Arab world, the Islamic new year in Morocco is an official holiday.
The Islamic new year, or the new Hijri year, falls on the first day of the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Muharram is one of the four Holy months in the Islamic lunar calendar. An important day in this month is the 10th day, the day of day of Ashurah. This is the day when Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, Mousa, the Prophet ' aleihi salaam, and his followers of the Pharaoh saved. The Prophet fasted on this day and there is highly recommended to fast on this day.
The name Hijri refers to the Hijra, the migration of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallahoe ' aleihi wa s, and his followers from Mecca to Medina between 21 June and 2 July 622 CE, gives Moroccoworldnews.
The Islamic new year shifts about 11 days a year. Each country announces its date based on Moon observations, different countries use astronomical charts to work out in advance the Hijri calendar.