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Religious festival

In Islamic societies there are different festivals some is religious and some are non religious. Some of the traditional festivals come after the Islam and these festivals are still celebrated in all the Muslims countries especially in Pakistan, these religious festivals becomes an integral part of the Pakistani culture, these Islamic festivals are celebrated with a great celebration and preparation and also according to the Islamic rules. Some of these religious festivals are


Shab-e-Barat: it is a religious festival and is celebrated on 14th of Shaban, it is the 8th Islamic month. This event is symbolized by fire work, prayers and the exchange of sweet dishes and also visits to your friends and relatives.

Eid-ul-fitr: it is also the religious festival and is celebrated at the end of the fasting month, it is the 1st shawal. and the 10th month of Islamic calendar. On the Eid day some special prayers are offered after sunrise. Gifts and sweets are also distributed on this day. Chand raat is also the special time of this day a moon sighting day. There is a great hustle and bustle on this night in the market.

Eid-ul-adha: it is the religious event commemorating the great scarifies offered by Prophet Ibrahim. It is celeberated on 12 Zilhaj, the 10th month of Islam. Sheep, goat, cows and camels are scarified on this day.

Eid-e-Melad-un-nabi: it is a religious event and is celebrated on the birth of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H, on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal the 3rd month of Islamic calendar.

Aushura: this event shows the mourning days on the death anniversary of Imam Hassan, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), on the 9th or 210th muharram , it is the first month of Islamic calendar.