18 Feb 2011

Muslim Festivals 2011

Muslims Festivals in India are celebrated all throughout the year based on Islamic Calendar. Know more on famous Muslims/Islam Festivals in India for year 2011

Muslim Festivals Calender - 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 Islam Calendar 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.

Muslims Festivals Calendar 2011

February 201115TuesdayMilad un Nabi
(Birthday of the Prophet), Sunni
February 201120SundayMilad un Nabi, Shia
August 201101MondayRamadan Begins
August 201130TuesdayId-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
November 201106SundayEid-Ul-Adha
November 201126SaturdayAl-Hijira/ Muharram begins
December 201105MondayAshura

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