The majority of populations in India are the followers of Islam, also known to be one of the largest followed religion in the world. The people who follow Islam are known as Muslims. Muslims are known to be one of the most religious people in the world, and one reason behind this is that they have preserved their cultural values in all the forms from a long time.
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Even in this modern world, Islam has maintained its serenity and aesthetics among its followers just like the old times. People look up to Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, as the ultimate messenger of God. The year 2020 will mark another year of Islamic festivals celebrated with happiness all around. The Islamic Calendar is one thing that has been a constant source in preserving the values and rituals taught in Islam. Islamic Calendar 2020 contains all the essential dates with festival names which anyone can refer to plan their day, month or even the whole year. Islamic Calendar is also known as the Hijri Calendar. This year, the Hijri Calendar will be known as the year 1441 AH.
|Holidays||Hijri/Islamic Date||Gregorian Date/Day|
|Islamic New Year||1 Muḥarram 1441 AH||31 Aug. 2019 (Saturday)|
|Ashura||10 Muḥarram 1441 AH||9 Sep. 2019 (Monday)|
|Arba'een||20 Ṣafar 1441 AH||19 Oct. 2019 (Saturday)|
|Eid-e-Shuja' (Eid-e-Zahra)||9 Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1441 AH||6 Nov. 2019 (Wednesday)|
|Mawlid an-Nabī (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday)||12 Rabī‘ al-Awwal (Sunni) 1441 AH||9 Nov. 2019 (Saturday)|
|17 Rabī‘ al-Awwal (Shia) 1441 AH||14 Nov. 2019 (Thursday)|
|Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib||13 Rajab 1441 AH||8 Mar. 2020 (Sunday)|
|Laylat al-Mi'raj (Israk Mikraj)||27 Rajab[e] 1441 AH||22 Mar. 2020 (Sunday)|
|Laylat al-Bara'at||15 Sha‘bān 1441 AH||8 Apr. 2020 (Wednesday)|
|Birthday of Muhammad al-Mahdī||15 Sha‘bān 1441 AH||8 Apr. 2020 (Wednesday)|
|First day of Ramaḍān||1 Ramaḍān 1441 AH||24 Apr. 2020 (Friday)|
|Laylat al-Qadr||19, 21, 23, 25, 27, or 29 Ramaḍān[f] 1441 AH||Between 12 & 22 May 2020 (Tuesday - Friday)|
|Chaand Raat||29 or 30 Ramaḍān[h] 1441 AH||23 May 2020 (Saturday)|
|Eid al-Fitr||1 Shawwāl 1441 AH||24 May 2020 (Sunday)|
|Hajj||8–13 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1441 AH||29 July – 3 Aug. 2020 (Wednesday -Monday)|
|Day of Arafah||9 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1441 AH||30 July 2020 (Thursday)|
|Eid al-Adha||10 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1441 AH||31 July 2020 (Friday)|
|Eid al-Ghadeer||18 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1441 AH||8 Aug. 2020 (Saturday)|
|Eid al-Mubahalah||10 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1441 AH||14 Aug, 2020 (Friday)|
The first day of this Calendar is marked by Muharram which is the Islamic New Year day. In 2020, Muharram will be celebrated on 20th-21st August in the whole world. There are many other festivals which are observed by Muslims. The major festival which is celebrated with much zeal is Eid. The Hijri Calendar follows the Lunar Calendar.
Eid Al-Fitr is the festival which is celebrated after the month of Ramadan. This is one of the major festivals celebrated by the Muslims. Sweets are distributed, and a special dish called Seviyan is prepared from milk, dry fruits and vermicelli. After that, it is served to all the friends, relatives and family who come to celebrate the festival. This festival will be celebrated on 24th May in the year 2020.
Eid Al-Adha is the festival which is celebrated worldwide by Muslims. On this day, mutton (sheep/goat/lamb meat) is cooked. A goat/sheep/lamb is sacrificed and is divided into three parts. One part of the meat goes to the charity, one part is shared with relatives and friends, and the family members eat the third or last part.
Ramadan is the ninth holy month in the Islamic Calendar when Muslims carry out fasting for the whole month. Suhoor, or early meal before sunrise, and iftar, meal after sunset is consumed with friends and relatives before starting and after ending the fast respectively. The month of Ramadan will begin on the 24th of April in the year 2020.
The year 2020 will come with a whole new set of experiences when it comes to Islam as a religion along with its traditional and cultural values.
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The Islamic Calendar 2020 brings you the opportunity to celebrate all the Islamic festivals with utmost zeal. Spend the year with family and friends as much as you want and try to plan out the holidays and special days. Step into this year with more confidence and happiness.