Nisf Sha’ban (Islam) Nisf Sha’ban, the 15th day or middle (Nisf) of the eighth month (Sha’ban), is the Night of Repentance in preparation for Ramadan. It begins in the evening.
Mi raj al-Nabiy (Islam) Mi raj al-Nabiy commemorates the ascension (al-Mi-raj) of the Prophet to heaven. Muslims interpret the event literally or symbolically. The festival begins in the evening.
Mawlid al-Nabty (Islam) Mawlid al-Nabty is the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The festival begins in the evening.
Ashura (Islam) Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Husain (Prophet Muhammad’s grandson) in AH 61 (680 CE). Shi’ite Muslims (who call the festival Muharram) celebrate for ten days from the first of Muharram. Ashura is also associated with the safe landing of Noah’s ARk on Mount Ararat.