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2021 Islamic Holidays in India

2021 Islamic Holidays in India 2021 Islamic Holidays in India include a detailed list of Islamic Holidays, Muslim Festivals, and Observances occurring in the year 2021. With the help of this list of Muslim Festivals 2021, you will be able to prepare in advance for the next holiday, observance, or festival and stay ready for all the festivities. Islamic Holidays 2021 Calendar is highly followed by the followers of Islam and know more about their significance.

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2021 Islamic Holidays Dates As Per Islamic Calendar (1442-1443 AH)

Gregorian Date Holidays Hijri/Islamic Date (1442-1443 AH) Gregorian Day
24-25 February 2021 Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib 12-13 Rajab, 1442 AH Wednesday- Thursday
11 March 2021 Laylat al-Mi'raj (Israk Mikraj) 27 Rajab 1442 AH Thursday
28 March 2021 Laylat al-Bara'at 15 Sha‘bān 1442 AH Sunday
13 April 2021 First day of Ramaḍān 1 Ramadan 1442 AH Tuesday
29 April 2021 Nuzul-al Qur'an 17 Ramadan 1442 AH Thursday
Between 1 & 11 May 2021 Laylat al-Qadr 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, or 29 Ramaḍān 1442 AH Saturday - Tuesday
12 May 2021 Chaand Raat 29 or 30 Ramaḍān 1442 AH Wednesday
13 May 2021 Eid al-Fitr 1 Shawwal 1442 AH Thursday
18–23 July 2021 Hajj 8–13 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH Sunday - Friday
19 July 2021 Day of Arafah 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH Monday
20 July 2021 Eid al-Adha 10 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH Tuesday
21 July 2021 Days of Tashriq 11, 12, 13 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH Wednesday
28 July 2021 Eid al-Ghadeer 18 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH Wednesday
03 August 2021 Eid al-Mubahalah 24 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH Tuesday
09 August 2021 Islamic New Year 1 Muharram 1443 AH Monday
10 August 2021 Start of Muharram 1 Muharram 1443 AH Tuesday
18 August 2021 Fasting Ashura 10 Muharram 1443 AH Wednesday
27 September 2021 Arba'een 20 or 21 Ṣafar 1443 AH Monday
15 October 2021 Eid-e-Shuja' (Eid-e-Zahra) 9 Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1443 AH Friday
18-19 October 2021 (Sunni) 23 October 2021 (Shia) Mawlid an-Nabī (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) 12 Rabi' al-Awwal 1443 AH 17 Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1443 AH Monday/Tuesday Saturday

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Muslim Holidays 2021: Important Islamic Festivals 2021

Two Islamic Holidays in 2021 as per Islamic or Hijri Calendar 2021 are officiated all around the world. They are Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, whose dates are calculated after referring to various phases of the Moon as well as the Lunar Calendar 2021. Since they are observed as per the Lunar Calendar, the dates for these Muslim Holidays in 2021 can differ from the Gregorian Calendar annually. Islamic Holidays in 2021 are observed by both Shias and Sunnis specifically. Let us move ahead and know some of the significant 2021 Islamic Festivals and Holidays.

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr date in 2021 falls on 13 May 2021 or 1 Shawwal 1442 AH at the end of the holy month of fasting, Ramadan or Ramzan. Also written as Eid ul-Fitr, this is considered as a religious observance in Islam where Muslims all over the world mark the end of the month-long fasting by participating in the Communal Prayers at the mosques, wearing new clothes, and gorging on lip-smacking delicacies.

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, commonly called Bakrid, marks the day of Sacrifice and is considered one of the most important Islamic Holidays in 2021. This day honors the act of sacrifice carried out by Ibrahim on the command of the One, where he willingly offered his own son as a sacrifice. However, in the act, God replaced his son with a lamb, hence signifying its importance.

This ritual is carried out every year by Muslims all around the world, where a part of the sacrifice is donated to the poor and needy, one-third is offered to the friends and relatives and the last is kept for the family. Kids are offered Eidi, a monetary gift, by the elders of the family. Eid al-Adha date in 2021 falls on 10 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH as per Hijri Calendar 2021, and 20 July 2021 as per Gregorian Calendar.

Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib

As the name suggests, this day commemorates the birth anniversary of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the son-in-law as well as cousin of Prophet Muhammad. He is considered as one of the central figures in Islam for both Sunnis and Shias respectively. Where Sunnis consider Ali as the fourth “Rashidun Caliph”, Shias consider him as the successor of the Prophet.

Know More About Various Islamic Festivals In 2021: Indian Calendar 2021

First day of Ramaḍān

Ramadan, also as Ramzan, is considered as the holiest month in Islam and listed as the ninth month as per Islamic Calendar 2021. Muslims in 2021 perform the ritual of fasting throughout this month, reflect on their actions and seek patience, prosperity, and serenity in life. This annual observance during Ramadan is titled as one among the Five Pillars of Islam.

Muslims fast from dawn till dusk before the appearance of the Sun throughout this month, where they consume a pre-dawn meal called Suhoor after which they neither drink water nor consume anything. The fast is concluded every evening after reading the Namaz and consuming the evening meal called Iftar. However, Muslims who are ill, young, menstruating, old, and pregnant are not obligated to perform the fast during Ramzan. As per the Calendar based on the list of 2021 Islamic Holidays, Ramadan in 2021 begins from 13 April.


The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in Islam performed by devout Muslims all over the world. This is said to be a mandatory duty for every Muslim to be performed once in his/her lifetime, keeping in consideration their financial background. As per Islamic scriptures, Hajj is a holy journey made to the “Kabah”, The House of God, and represents the devotion and solidarity of Muslims towards Allah. Hajj in 2021 will be performed between 18-23 July 2021 as per Hijri Calendar 2021.

Eid al-Ghadeer

Among the list of Islamic Holidays 2021 in India is Eid al-Ghadeer, also as Eid al-Ghadir. This is said to be one of the significant 2021 Muslim Holidays observed by Shia Muslims by carrying out grand celebratory feasts and communal get-togethers. It is also known by several other names in Hadiths such as Eid-e Bozorg-e Elāhi, Ashraf al-A'yaad, and Eid Ahl al-Bayt Muhammad.

Islamic New Year

One of the main 2021 Islamic Holidays in India and worldwide is the Islamic New Year. it is also known as Arabic New Year or Hijri New Year. Islamic New Year in 2021 occurs on 09 August or 1 Muharram 1443 AH and marks the commencement of the new Islamic year. Muslims on this day perform the morning prayers, fast throughout the day, clean their houses and prepare delicious meals and lip-smacking dishes.

Mawlid an-Nabī (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday)

Mawlid an-Nabi commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed and is regarded as one of the significant Muslim Holidays in 2021 as per the 2021 Islamic Calendar. The grand celebrations in India are carried out in the third Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, with the relics of the Prophet being displayed in public and at the mosque and other religious places, night prayers being conducted, parades and celebratory feasts.

We hope that you like this article on the 2021 Islamic Holidays in India. Thankyou for staying connected with AstroSage!!

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