UPDATE: Dates for Muharram for this year, 2011, have been updated. This question was initially asked in 2009, hence the dates that were listed below were for 2009. The Islamic calendar being a lunar calendar, our months shift upwards by about 10 days each year!
Q: The two days of muharam that one must fast. What two days are they? (text)
A: The 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th are the two days you are possibly referring to. Should one decide to fast whilst in good health, then one must fast two of these days consecutively. Fast either on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th
These two fasts are not fard. They are sunnah. Those that do not do it are not sinful. Those that chose to do it would greatly be rewarded, insha-Allah, Ameen
Alla Certainly Knows Best.
This year, the 9thof muharram would be on Monday December the 5th 2009 and the 10th would be on December 6th