Awal Muharram

The first day of the month of Muharram, Awal Muharram is observed in many parts of the world and is a public holiday for these countries including Malaysia. Muslims will recite Quranic verses and hold special prayers and sermons at public halls and mosques during this festival. A type of sweet porridge called “Bubur Asyura” is prepared and eaten together with family and friends during breakfast on Awal Muharram.