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MILAD UN NABI / ID-E-MILAD / THE PROPHET'S BIRTHDAY

When is Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday in 2021?

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday in 2021 is on the Friday, 19th of Nov (11/19/2021).

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday is on the 323th day of 2021. There are 42 days left in the year.

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday Facts

  • Date: Nov 19, 2021
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Malwid, ID-E-Milad, The Prophet's Birthday
  • Celebrations: Exchanging Gifts, donation to poor
Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday
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The Prophet's Birthday, or Milad un Nabi as it is commonly known in Muslim culture, is celebrated in most of the Muslim countries and in India as well. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. While the Shias celebrate it on the 17th of the month, the Sunnis celebrate on the 12th of the month, according to the Islamic calendar. The date of this festival varies in the Gregorian calendar.

The celebration of Prophet's birthday is believed to have its origins on the 8th century when the Prophet Muhammad's birth house was converted into a house of prayer by Al-Khayzuran. Al-Khayzuran was the mother of a caliph, Harun-al-Rashid. Originally, the festival was celebrated by the Shias. Centuries ago, the day was celebrated with animal sacrifices and huge processions during the day which culminated by a speech by the rulers. Gifts were also offered to those in power.

It was somewhere in the 12th century that the Sunnis adopted this festival, although with a different date. Although the celebration of the festival was met with some resistance in the Sunnis, the festival came to be adopted in large numbers by the 15th century and by the beginning of the 20th century, it began to be observed as a national holiday in many regions of the world.

The Milad un Nabi or Malwid is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world. For example, in Pakistan, it is celebrated with the raising of the national flag on national monuments followed by a gun salute at dawn. In some other parts of the world, the festival is observed with large processions and a carnival like atmosphere. There is an atmosphere of bonhomie and people can be seen exchanging gifts and distributing food to the poor. The day is celebrated with the offering of prayers by thousands in mosques and the mosques being decorated with lights. This is a public holiday in most of the Muslim countries.

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Mar 20, 2008
  • Mon
  • Mar 09, 2009
  • Sat
  • Feb 27, 2010
  • Tue
  • Feb 15, 2011
  • Sun
  • Feb 05, 2012
  • Thu
  • Jan 24, 2013
  • Mon
  • Jan 13, 2014
  • Sun
  • Jan 04, 2015
  • Thu
  • Dec 24, 2015
  • Tue
  • Dec 13, 2016
  • Fri
  • Dec 01, 2017
  • Wed
  • Nov 21, 2018
  • Sun
  • Nov 10, 2019
  • Fri
  • Oct 30, 2020
  • Fri
  • Nov 19, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Makar Sankranti / Pongal
TuesdayTueJan 26, 2021Jan 26Republic Day
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Maha Shivaratri
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Holi
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Ugadi / Gudi Padwa
WednesdayWedApr 21, 2021Apr 21Ram Navami
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25Mahavir Jayanti
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-ul-Fitar
WednesdayWedMay 26, 2021May 26Budhha Purnima
MondayMonJul 12, 2021Jul 12Rath Yatra
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
TuesdayTueAug 10, 2021Aug 10Muharram
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Independence Day
SaturdaySatAug 21, 2021Aug 21Onam
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonAug 30, 2021Aug 30Janmashtami
FridayFriSep 10, 2021Sep 10Vinayaka Chaturthi
SaturdaySatOct 02, 2021Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
FridayFriOct 15, 2021Oct 15Dussehra / Dasara
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali / Deepavali
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Milad un Nabi
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Guru Nanak's Birthday
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas