Eid-e-Milad is marked during the month of Rabiul Awwal, the third month in the year of Islam according to the Islamic calendar. This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and exuberance by the Muslims, from all around the Globe. This day is celebrated by the Muslim religion people for marking the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This year, in a lot of countries, Eid-e-Milad falls on December 1, while in some places, the day was celebrated on November 30. The changes in date are due to the lunar calendar followed by the Muslims. In India, Mawlid will begin in the evening of December 1 and celebrations extend until December 2, 2017. In Karnataka and Telangana it is celebrated on December 2 due to the same reasons.

Almost a week earlier all Muslim people starts Preparations for this special day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also addressed the Eid-e-Milad earlier in this week and said, “A few days from now, the pious occasion of Id-e-Milad-un-Nabi will be observed.” It is believed by Muslim people that the rose fragrance is the favorite smell of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and that is why they love to spray rose water on everything while celebrating the Id-e-Milad-un-Nabi as a birth anniversary of Prophet.

Marking the occasion, Eid-e-Milad, special prayers were also recited in mosques in Iraq, Pakistan, and India. Muslims celebrated this day with processions on streets and decorations on homes and mosques. Different competitions of Naat and also the activities are organized on this day to celebrate. Various Muslim religious parties also host conferences to give the message of Holy Prophet.

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