crowd of muslim men with flags - eid-milad-un-nabi muslim festival (india)


Crowd of Muslim men with flags at the Milad un-Nabi street parade.­

This is the celebration of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, Prophet Muhammad's Birthday.­ Milad un-Nabi, also known as Nabi Day and Mawlid, is a gazetted holiday in India.­

It is the occasion of large street parades and other festivities by the Muslim male population (Muslim women are not allowed to participate in those public festivities).­

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Allahu Akbar!

This is the celebration of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, Prophet Muhammad's Birthday.­

Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and is also known as Nabi Day and Mawlid.­ It is the occasion of large parades by the Muslim population.­

Actually, only Muslim men are parading in the street.­ Muslim women are not allowed to participate in those public festivities.­

For more info about Milad-un-Nabi in India, read www.­timeanddate.­com/­holidays/­india/­milad-un-nabi

For more info about Mawlid, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Mawlid

I took these photos on January 25, 2013 on the road between Lucknow and Allahabad, probably in Raebareli.­

If you can recognize whether this is in Raebareli, please post a comment.­

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­