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Muslim Festivals in India

India celebrates a large number of festivals. Some are religious festivals. Some festivals are cultural. Some festivals are related to national importance. Here we will talk about the religious festival that belongs to Muslims in India.

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Muslim Festivals In India

As we know that India is the hub of spirituality, culture, and religions. Therefore, festival celebration in India is frequently seen throughout the year. 


Though the majority of the Indian population follows Hinduism, the second largest religious followers are Muslim in India. Therefore Muslims form an important part of India's unique culture and tradition. Obviously, we can say that Muslim festivals are also celebrated with much pomp, joy, and brotherhood.

Social Harmony & Brotherhood

India maintains diversity in culture and religion, people used to celebrate each other’s festivals. We can easily see that on the day of Eid a Hindu visits their Muslim friend’s home for festival wishes and sweets are served with brotherhood, compassion, and love from their Muslim friends.


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 and their dates keep on changing every year. 

 List of Muslim Festivals with Date


Muslim Festivals List

S.N.

Festival Name

Date(2021)

Day

1

Hazarat Ali's Birthday

February 25,

Thursday

2

Ramadan (begins)

Begins on the evening of April 12, (Ramadan Holy fasting begins all over India)

Monday

3

Jamat Ul-Vida

May 07,

Friday

4

Chaand Raat

May 12,

Wednesday

5

Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends

May 13, (Holy month of fasting ends)

Thursday

6

Eid-Ul-Adha

July 20,

Tuesday

7

Al-Hijra / Islamic New Year

August 10,

Tuesday

8

Day of Ashura / Muharram

August 19,

Thursday

9

Milad un-Nabi

October 19,

Tuesday

The famous Muslim festivals that are celebrated in India are Ramzan (Ramadan), Muharram, Id-e-Milad, and Bakr-id.

Ramzan - Most Important Muslim Festival

Ramzan is the most important Muslim festival celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fun. This festival starts with fasting for 30 days. Muslim areas in India become lively and bright towards the night as compared to daytime. Eid prayers are offered 5 times a day.


Prayers are offered in the mosques and sweets are distributed among friends and relatives.  Almost all the institutions, colleges, and universities including government offices in India remain closed on the Muslim holiday. Ramzan is the most important of these holidays in India. India is the second most populous Muslim country in Asia.

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