Panaji: According to a press release issued on Monday, the Goa education department has announced a special vacation on October 19 in honour of Eid-e-Milad Un Nabi, instead of October 20. According to the statement, tests scheduled for October 19 will be rescheduled for October 20. Goa education dept declares special holiday for Eid on Oct 19
This year, as per the Gregorian calendar, Eid Milad-Un-Nabi will begin on the evening of October 18, 2021, and will end on the evening of October 19, 2021.
Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Saheb. The festival is commemorated by many Muslims from the Sufi or the Barelvi school of thought. It is also known as Un-Nabi by the name of E-Milad, Nabi Day, Mohammad's birthday or the Prophet's birthday. First celebrated as an official festival in Egypt, the celebrations of Eid-e-Milad became more popular during the 11th century
The faithful wear green ribbons or green items of clothing carry green flags or banners on this day. The green colour is a symbol of Islam and paradise. People also conduct activities like marches, parades, and night long prayers meetings.