Eid-e-Milad 2023: Banks stay closed, celebrations and different updates

Eid-e-Milad, often known as Milad-un-Nabi and Mawlid-un-Nabi, was celebrated nationwide on September 28 to commemorate the delivery anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Banks in a number of cities remained closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the pageant.

Devotees take part in a procession marking Eid Milad-Un-Nabi in Prayagraj on Thursday(ANI)

The Maharashtra authorities declared a public vacation on Friday on the event of Eid-e-Milad. The Maharashtra chief minister’s workplace stated the choice was taken within the wake of Anant Chaturdashi and Eid-e-Milad —the delivery anniversary of Prophet Muhammad—falling on the identical day.

The announcement introduced an extended week vacation for the individuals of Maharashtra with two consecutive state holidays on Thursday and Friday adopted by the weekend and the nationwide vacation on October 2 (Monday), marking Gandhi Jayanti.

Will the banks stay closed?

In accordance with the vacation calendar of the Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI), banks will stay closed in Gujarat, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Hyderabad-Telangana, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand on September 28, the banks will stay shut in Sikkim, Jammu, Maharashtra and Srinagar on September 29.

On-line banking companies, together with cellular banking companies and web banking, will stay operational as normal. There have been 16 financial institution holidays within the month of September this 12 months throughout totally different states on totally different events together with Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi.

When is Eid celebrated?

Milad-un-Nabi is being noticed in Rabi al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. This pageant is noticed by Sunni Muslims on the twelfth day of Rabi’ al-awwal, whereas Shia Muslims observe it on the seventeenth day of Rabi’ al-awwal, in line with the Gregorian calendar primarily based on the sighting of the crescent moon.

Eid-e-Milad was celebrated on September 28 in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and different elements of the subcontinent, whereas it was celebrated on September 27 in Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday took to X (previously Twitter) and prolonged his needs writing, “Greetings on Milad-un-Nabi. Might the spirit of brotherhood and kindness be furthered in our society. Might everybody be glad and wholesome. Eid Mubarak!”

Eid-e-Milad was celebrated in lots of elements of the world with immense enthusiasm. Muslims in totally different elements of the world by the Sunni specific their love and admiration for the Prophet Muhammad on Eid-e-Milad in numerous methods.

Celebrations and prayers throughout India

In India, individuals celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi with decorations, processions and particular prayers. The pageant was marked by grand processions together with adorned elephants and camels. Poems or songs praising the Prophet Muhammad known as ‘Naat’ have been recited as an integral a part of the celebration.

A number of devotees in numerous elements of India, together with Delhi, Ajmer, Srinagar, Dehradun, Ranchi, Varanasi, Guwahati, Prayagraj and Bhubaneswar carried out massive gatherings and processions holding flags to rejoice Prophet Mohammad’s delivery anniversary.

Many Muslim communities equivalent to Dawoodi Bohra neighborhood in Bhopal took half within the procession with nice fervour. Masjids and Dargahs have been adorned with vibrant lights on the pageant.

Safety preparations have been in drive for Eid-e-Milad on September 28 as massive processions have been organised nationwide.

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