Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Pakistan in 2020

Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Pakistan in 2020
Roof of the Shrine Of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Image by Arabina
  How long until Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai?
This holiday next takes place in 177 days.
  Dates of Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Pakistan
2022 Sindh Sun, Sep 11 Regional Holiday
2021 Sindh Wed, Sep 22 Regional Holiday
2020 Sindh Fri, Oct 2 Regional Holiday
2019 Sindh Mon, Oct 14 Regional Holiday
2018 Sindh Wed, Oct 24 Regional Holiday
  Summary
Urs of a noted scholar, saint and poet, considered to be greatest Muslim poet of Sindhi language

When is Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai?

Shah Abdul Latif (1689 – 1752) was a Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is known as the poet of Sindh. He died on January 1st 1752, which was 14 Safar 1165 in the Islamic calendar. This public holiday is observed on 14 Safar.

Traditions of Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai

The three-day ceremony of the Urs (the death anniversary of a Sufi saint) begins with poetry marathons, literature conferences, and other activities to celebrate the poetry of the Sufi saint.

The Urs is one of the few public holidays allowed in Sindh after the provincial government decided to abolish most other public holidays.

All offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils falling under the Sindh government, except essential services, will remain closed.

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