When is Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Festival

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is On 12th of December 2016

Eid Celebrations

On the Islamic calendar, Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival falls on the same day every year but the date varies as the per the Gregorian calendar from year to year. This difference is due to the fact that the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference indicates that Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival moves in the Gregorian calendar roughly 11 days every year.The date of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival also varies from country to country, all dependant on the factor whether the moon is visible or not.

Year Day Date
2016 Friday 12th December
2017 Saturday 2nd December

Why Celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Festival?

  • Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival is a day which marks the birth-day of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
  • Every year according to the Islamic calendar it falls on the 12th day of the month of Rabi. Mawlid indicates birthday of a holy figure and the term al-Nabi means prophet.
  • It is the best time to recollect bits of Muhammad's life and what significance it holds in the Islamic community. But fundamentalist Muslims, like the Wahhabi sect, do not take part in the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival celebrations.
  • Muhammad’s was born about A. D. 570 and died in A. D. 632. During his entire lifetime, he created the Islam religion.
  • He also achieved in distributing equality among all Muslims. It was in the thirteenth century that the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival was first celebrated.
  • The entire celebration was marked a month long celebration. Special dinners are also held on the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival.
  • All Muslims today across the globe celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival with great fun and rejoice. It is definite to bring inner joy and happiness.
  • The stories on the Prophet's birth, childhood, manhood, his preachings, his character, his sufferings and his forgiveness, his leadership, his triumphs – everything is narrated to inspire the entire Islam community.