Muslim Festivals

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Muslims forms an important part of India's unique culture and tradition. Muslims in India follow and celebrate all famous Muslim holidays that are celebrated in different parts of the world. These Muslim Holidays in India are based on Islamic Calendar, which has fewer days than the solar year, and there dates keep on changing every year. Some of these festivals are marked by death anniversaries and birth of prominent Muslims like Prophet Muhammad.

The famous Muslim festivals that are celebrated in India are Ramzan (Ramadan), Muharram, Id-e-Milad and Bakr-id. Prayers are offered in the mosques and sweets are distributed among friends and relatives. Ramzan is the most important Muslim festival in India celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fun. This festival starts with fasting for 40 days. Muslims areas in India becomes lively and bright towards the night as compared to day time. Eid prayers are offered for 4 to 5 times in a day. Almost all the institutions, colleges and universities including government offices in India remains closed on this Muslim Holidays. Ramzan is the most important of these holidays in India. India is the second most populous Muslim country in Asia.

All the prominent Muslim festivals are celebrated with religious fervor, in India. Ramzan finds special place in the calendar of events. Holiday is declared in educational institutions and government offices, on the occasion of Ramadan. Bakra-Eid is the 'feast of sacrifice', celebrated from the tenth to the twelfth day in the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. Celebrated after the fasting month of Ramzan, Ramadan encompasses a number of rituals that are performed on specific time. Muharram commemorates the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussain. Go through our related section to know more about Muslim festivals celebrated in India.

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Bakra Eid

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Milad Un Nabi

Milad-un Nabi or Maulid (Mawlid) is the birthday celebration of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and is celebrated by Muslims as Eid-e Milad. Prophet Muhammad was born Arabia in the city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-A


Id-e-Milad or Barah Wafat is celebrated on the twelfth day of the third month Rabi-ul-Awwal (according to the Islamic calendar). It is celebrated to commemorate the birth and death anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, which falls