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  Easter Sunday
 

Diwali
Ganesh Festival
Dassera
Gudipadwa
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Holi
Gokul Ashtami
Sankasti Chaturthi
Shivaji Jayanti
Gurunanak Jayanti
Ambedkar Jayanti
M. Gandhi Jayanti
Ram-Navmi
Christmas/Nataal

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Id-E-Milad
Independence Day
Maharashtra Day
Republic Day
Parsi New Year
Mahashivratri
Pola
Ratha Saptami
Narali Pournima
Kojagiri Pournima
Vatta Pornima
Makhar-Sankrant
Nagpanchami
Palkhi

  Id-E-Milad

The Prophet was born on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of  the Muslim year. His death anniversary also falls on the same day. The word ' barah ' stands for the twelve days of the Prophet's sickness. During these days, sermons are delivered in mosques by learned men, focusing on the life and noble deeds of the Prophet.

 


In some parts of the country, a ceremony known as sandal rite is performed over the symbolic footprints of the Prophet engraved in stone. A representation of 'buraq', a horse on which the Prophet is believed to have ascended to heaven, is kept near the footprints and anointed with sandal paste or scented powder, and the house and casket containing these are elaborately decorated. Elegies or 'marsiyas' are sung in memory of the last days of the Prophet. The twelfth day or the Urs proper is observed quietly, in prayers and alms-giving.

During these days, learned men deliver sermons in mosques, focussing on the life and noble deeds of the Prophet. In some parts of the country, a ceremony known as sandal rite is performed over the symbolic footprints of the Prophet engraved in stone. A representation of buraq, a horse on which the Prophet is believed to have ascended to heaven, is kept near the footprints and anointed with sandal paste or scented powder, and the house and casket containing these are elaborately decorated. Elegies or marsiyas are sung in memory of the last days of the Prophet. The twelfth day or the urs is observed quietly, in prayers and alms-giving.

Muhammad, son of Abdullah, son of Abdul Muttalib, of the tribe of Qureysh, was born at Mecca about 570 A.D., 53 years before the Hijrah. For some time Muhammad was at the service of a wealthy widow, named Khadijah. This resulted in their marriage which proved a very happy one, though she was fifteen years older than he. For 26 years they remained together and after her death Muhammad took other wives.

From about 610 A.D. Muhammad began to receive, as he believed, revelations sent down from Allah through the angel Gabriel. A small community was gathered, but they were persecuted by the Meccans. So in 622 A.D. Muhammad with his followers immigrated to Medina. Here he was no longer the leader of a religious minority, but the ruler of the city. This flight from Mecca to Medina is known as Hijrah and marks the beginning of the Islamic era.

More and more Arabian tribes accepted Islam as their religion and Muhammad as ruler, until 630 A.D. when even the Meccans submitted. In 632 A.D. Muhammad led the pilgrimage to Mecca, preached his farewell sermon and died soon after.

Independence Day
Independence day is celebrated on the 15th of August. On this day India got Independence. Many programs on patriotism are arranged on this day. Each and every Indian celebrates this Independence day. Political parties hold public meetings on this day. These programs are held in the City of Delhi which is the capital of India. The Indian Flag is hoisted. Groups from all the states come here and have some or the other thing to present in the march, which represent the Culture of that state. A great march pass is held along with the armed services.
Republic Day
26th January is celebrated as Republic day. On this day India started to execute its own Constitution. Each and every Indian celebrates the Republic day. Many programs are arranged on this day. Independence Day programs are held in the capital of India i.e. Delhi. The Indian Flag is hoisted. Groups from all the states come here and have some or the other thing to present in the procession which usually represent the Culture of that state. A great march pass is held along with the armed services.
Maharashtra Day ( Worker's Day )
Maharashtra Day is on the 1st of May. This day is also called as the Workers Day. All workers have holiday on this day. It is also called as the "Kaamgaar Din" (in local language).

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