MUSLIM FESTIVALS IN INDIA
Muslim festivals are popular for their ‘making of feasts’ and ‘breaking of fasts’. During these festivals, the markets remain flooded with colorful glittering clothes, ornaments, perfumes, dried fruits, sweets and other delicacies. These festivals are also marked by processions and other religious rites.
People offer prayers and also sacrifices to the Almighty. The festivals are observed according to the Islamic calendar. Apart from these facts we have also provided you with interesting stories associated with these festivals.
Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals that are celebrated in other parts of the world. In addition to the festivals, the days commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, are also observed with religious fervor. All the Muslim festivals and observances in India follow the Islamic calendar, which has fewer days than the solar year. Therefore, each year, the dates of Muslim festivals keep changing. The important Muslim festivals that are celebrated in India, include Ramzan (Ramadan), Muharram, Id-e-Milad and Bakr-Id. The celebrations of the auspicious occasions are marked by special prayers offered in mosques, fasting, feasting and exchange of wishes.
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