Know why Eid-e-Milad is celebrated
In India, festivals of all faith are celebrated with equal energy and interest.
Eid-e-Milad is the day to remember Prophet Muhammad. The day involves both celebration and sorrow.
In India, Eid-e-Milad will start on the evening of 1 December and end on the evening of 2 December.
The day is observed in the third month of the Islamic calendar.
Many followers celebrate the festival by singing praise songs of the Prophet.
Muslims of India offer namaaz and perform other rituals, organise large processions, decorate their homes and holy places and distribute food to celebrate the festival.