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Friday, 20th Oct 2017

Islamic Festivals

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Muslim festivals are celebrated according to Muslim (Lunar) Calendar and may occur some 10 days earlier each successive Christian Year.

Pakistan’s calendar features a great many Muslim religious festivals. Main Muslim festivals are listed below:

Ashura Two days mourning on the death anniversary Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on 9th and 10th of Moharram, the first month of Islamic Calendar. Processions, rallies and meetings (music prohibited) are held through out the country.

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Birth Anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal - the 3rd month of Islamic Calendar.

Shab-e-Barat Religious festival celebrated on 14th of Shaaban, the 8th Islamic month. Prayers, fire works, exchange of sweet dishes and visits.

Eid-ul-Fitr Religious festival celebrating end of fasting month on 1st of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic Calendar. Special prayer after sun-rise, exchange of sweet dishes, visits.

Eid-ul-Azha Religious festival commemorating the great sacrifice offered by Prophet Abraham. Celebrated on 10 Zilhaj, 12th month of Islamic Calendar. Collective prayers after sun set, sacrifice of goats, sheep, cows or camels and distribution of meat among relatives, friends and poor.