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MILAD UN NABI / ID-E-MILAD / THE PROPHET'S BIRTHDAY

When is Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday in 2023?

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday in 2023 is on the Wednesday, 27th of Sep (9/27/2023).

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday is on the 270th day of 2023. There are 95 days left in the year.

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday Facts

  • Date: Sep 27, 2023
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Malwid, ID-E-Milad, The Prophet's Birthday
  • Celebrations: Exchanging Gifts, donation to poor
Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday
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The Prophet's Birthday, or Milad un Nabi as it is commonly known in Muslim culture, is celebrated in most of the Muslim countries and in India as well. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. While the Shias celebrate it on the 17th of the month, the Sunnis celebrate on the 12th of the month, according to the Islamic calendar. The date of this festival varies in the Gregorian calendar.

The celebration of Prophet's birthday is believed to have its origins on the 8th century when the Prophet Muhammad's birth house was converted into a house of prayer by Al-Khayzuran. Al-Khayzuran was the mother of a caliph, Harun-al-Rashid. Originally, the festival was celebrated by the Shias. Centuries ago, the day was celebrated with animal sacrifices and huge processions during the day which culminated by a speech by the rulers. Gifts were also offered to those in power.

It was somewhere in the 12th century that the Sunnis adopted this festival, although with a different date. Although the celebration of the festival was met with some resistance in the Sunnis, the festival came to be adopted in large numbers by the 15th century and by the beginning of the 20th century, it began to be observed as a national holiday in many regions of the world.

The Milad un Nabi or Malwid is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world. For example, in Pakistan, it is celebrated with the raising of the national flag on national monuments followed by a gun salute at dawn. In some other parts of the world, the festival is observed with large processions and a carnival like atmosphere. There is an atmosphere of bonhomie and people can be seen exchanging gifts and distributing food to the poor. The day is celebrated with the offering of prayers by thousands in mosques and the mosques being decorated with lights. This is a public holiday in most of the Muslim countries.

Milad un Nabi / ID-E-Milad / The Prophet's Birthday Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Mar 20, 2008
  • Mon
  • Mar 09, 2009
  • Sat
  • Feb 27, 2010
  • Tue
  • Feb 15, 2011
  • Sun
  • Feb 05, 2012

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 14, 2023Jan 14Makar Sankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 26, 2023Jan 26Republic Day
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Holi
SaturdaySatMar 18, 2023Mar 18Maha Shivaratri
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Ugadi / Gudi Padwa
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30Ram Navami
TuesdayTueApr 04, 2023Apr 04Mahavir Jayanti
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid-ul-Fitar
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labour Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05Budhha Purnima
TuesdayTueJun 20, 2023Jun 20Rath Yatra
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
FridayFriJul 28, 2023Jul 28Muharram
TuesdayTueAug 15, 2023Aug 15Independence Day
TuesdayTueAug 29, 2023Aug 29Onam
WednesdayWedAug 30, 2023Aug 30Raksha Bandhan
ThursdayThuSep 07, 2023Sep 07Janmashtami
TuesdayTueSep 19, 2023Sep 19Vinayaka Chaturthi
ThursdayThuSep 28, 2023Sep 28Milad un Nabi
MondayMonOct 02, 2023Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
TuesdayTueOct 24, 2023Oct 24Dussehra / Dasara
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Diwali / Deepavali
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Guru Nanak's Birthday
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day