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Eid Milad-Un-Nabi or Eid Milad or Mawlid commemorates the birth of the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Qurʾan. Muslims in Pakistan will celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the 12th of Rabiul Awwal.
Check out all details about Eid Milad Un Nabi 2021 in Pakistan – dates, celebrations and significance.
Eid Milad un Nabi 2021 dates and calendar
Eid-e-Miladun Nabi will be celebrated with traditional religious zeal and fervor across Pakistan in the month of Rabi ul Awal. The projected date for Eid ul Milad un Nabi 2021 in Pakistan is 19 October 2021.
Please note that the date may vary depending on when the first day of Rabi ul Awal is observed.
12 Rabi ul Awal 2021 date in Pakistan
The date for the 12th day of Rabi ul Awal this year will depend upon the location and sighting of the moon.
Should Rabi Ul Awwal begins from October 8, 12 Rabi ul Awal will fall on October 19 in Pakistan. But if the third Islamic month commences from October 9, 12 Rabi ul Awal will be on October 20.
Eid Milad un Nabi 2021 public holiday in Pakistan
Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a public holiday in Pakistan. All government and semi-government offices, and most private offices, businesses, shopping malls, post offices and educational institutions are closed on this day. Important buildings and mosques are illuminated at night to mark the public holiday.
How is Milad-un-Nabi celebrated in Pakistan?
Eid Milad or Mawlid usually commences with the 31-gun salute at the federal capital and the 21-gun salute at all the provincial capitals. Public and private buildings, as well as roads and markets, are illuminated, while rallies are held across the country with the national flag of Pakistan hoisted on all public buildings. It is also a time for the faithful to distribute food among each other.
Thousands of devotees gather at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, at one of the world’s biggest gatherings between the intervening night of 11th and 12th Rabi al-Awal for Mawlid celebrations. After Fajr prayers, special prayers are offered in the mosques for the unity of Muslim Ummah and the country’s progress and prosperity. Seerat conferences and special ceremonies like the Mehfil-e-Milad are also arranged to pay respect to the last messenger whose life and teachings are a beacon of light to the world.