Muslim Festival Eid milad un nabi in India 2016

Eid Milad un Nabi/Eid e Milad in India

Many Muslims in India observe Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 india, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s (or Mohammad’s) birthday. Well everyone know well, Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 india is a gazetted holiday in India, and is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad’s Birthday or the Prophet’s Birthday.

Islamic calender

What Do People Do?

Those who observe Eid Milad un Nabi gatherings remember, discuss and celebrate the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (PB.U.H) birth and his teachings for Muslim guidness. Some people send Eid Milad un Nabi e-cards to friends and family. Many Sunni Muslims celebrate this event on the 12th of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal, while the Shia community celebrates it on the 17th of Rabi al-awwal.

Eid Milad un Nabi activities include:

  • Night-long prayer meetings.

    Eid milad un nabi
    Although image depicts a view of Al Madinah (Medina) in Saudi Arabia, which is where the Prophet Muhammad lived in during his final years and was buried.
  • Marches and parades involving large crowds.
  • Sandal rites over the symbolic footprints of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Festive banners and bunting on and in homes, mosques and other buildings.
  • Communal meals in mosques and other community buildings.
  • Meetings to listen to stories and poems (naats) about Mohammad’s life, deeds and teachings.
  • Exhibitions featuring photos of mosques in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Why people wear green badge?Many people carry green flags or banners or wear green ribbons or items of clothing when taking part in these events. The color green represents Islam and paradise. Many Kashmiri Muslims gather at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, which is in the Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir. It houses a hair that is believed to have come from the Prophet Mohammad. Thousands of people attend prayers at the shrine on the night before Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 india. The relic is displayed in the mosque after the morning prayers. It was paraded through the town in previous years.

id e Milad Celebrations

Public Life

Eid Milad un-Nabi is a festival holiday in India so government offices, post offices and banks  close on this day. Islamic stores, businesses and other organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours. Those wishing to use public transport on the day may need to contact the local transport authorities to check on timetables.

Uniquely, for this religious eve in Muslim communities they offer large prayer meetings, parades and marches. Comparatively, This is particularly true of areas of India with a predominantly Muslim population.


Above all, this Eid milad un nabi 2016 india festival commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s (or Mohammad) birth and celebrates his teachings.

About Eid Milad un Nabi 2016 india/How Muslims celebrate eid milad un nabi in india

In india there are two big religion exist Hinduism and Muslim. Similarly two big ocassions  Diwali and Eid for muslim and hindu people. They both respect each other festival.  Muslim celebrates Eid Milad un Nabi in india with  special greetings to all Muslim Brother.Although, you can read more about eid Milad un Nabi/Id-e-Milad on below given related articles.

Eid Milad un Nabi in india/Id-e-Milad Observances

Note: On the day of Eid Milad un  Nabi a gazetted holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work. Like Diwali and Holli festival in India for Hindus, declare holiday. Same rule of law is also apply on Muslim Community by Declaring Govt Holiday in India.

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2017.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type
Sat Feb 27 2010 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Wed Feb 16 2011 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Sun Feb 5 2012 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Fri Jan 25 2013 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Tue Jan 14 2014 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Sun Jan 4 2015 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Tue Dec 13 2016 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Sat Dec 2 2017 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday

Quick Facts

Moreover, Milad un-Nabi in India is a festival holiday all over the country and marks the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Muslim celebrates the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) birthday by sending special greetings.

Milad un-Nabi india/Id-e-Milad 2016

Conversely, Milad un-Nabi of 2016 will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2016. On this day Muslim celebrate Holy Prophet(PBUH) birthday and have fast and send Durood e Pak to Nabi Kareem (SAW).

 Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad 2017

Regardless, for 2017 it will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017.


Name in other languages

Name Language
मिलाद उन नबी/ ईद ए मिलाद Hindi
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad English
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad German
Milad un-Nabi / Eid-e-Milad Norwegian

Alternative name

Prophet’s Birthday
Note: Uniquely, as other countries of the world, During a eid holiday, government offices and most businesses are close in India and rest of the world .

Not with standing, here is a List of dates for other years

Other holidays in December 2016 in India

  • Similarly, Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • Comparatively, First Day of Hanukkah – Sunday, December 25, 2016
  • Explicitly, New Year’s Eve is on – Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fun Holiday on December 13, 2016

  • Besides all other Fun Holiday in this December 2016, we got Christmas Jumper Day on December 13, 2016.