Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government declared a holiday for State Government Offices as well as Revenue and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on September 28th instead of September 29th in view of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.
“The Government of Odisha is pleased to declare a holiday of September 28 (Thursday) instead of September 29 (Friday) on account of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad for the state government offices as well as the Revenue and Magisterial courts,” a notification issued by Revenue and Disaster Management Department said today.
Odisha government declares holiday for State Government Offices as well as Revenue and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on September 28th instead of September 29th on account of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. pic.twitter.com/GJ9kxn5s9v
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Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, known as Mawlid an-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is an important Islamic holiday celebrated annually on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Awwal. It is a time for Muslims to commemorate the birth of their prophet and to reflect on his teachings.
Mawlid an-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad
The celebration of Eid Milad un-Nabi originated in Egypt, and eventually spread to other parts of the world.
It is celebrated in a variety of ways around the world. Some Muslims attend special prayer services at mosques, while others hold gatherings in their homes or communities. There are also often parades and festivals held in the streets.
They also distribute food and sweets to the poor and needy and visit the graves of loved ones. Some Muslims also hold special gatherings and processions to celebrate the Prophet’s birth.