Ashura is held on August 7. It is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet. This event in the first decade of the month august is annual.
Similar holidays and events
Muslim New Year on July 30 (The Islamic New Year, also known as Arabic New Year, Muharram or Hijri New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year);
Afghan Independence Day on August 19 (olso Jeshyn-Afghan Day. Commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting independence from Britain);
Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day on August 31 (Balochs and Pashtuns, International observance);
The Prophet's Birthday or Mawleed al Nabi on October 8 (or Mawlid al-Nabi. There is not a single verse in the Qur'an OR a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) forbidding the celebration of Prophet's birthday);
Chavang Kut on November 1 (Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma)