Shab e-Barat around the world in 2021

Shab e-Barat around the world in 2021
  How long until Shab e-Barat?
This holiday next takes place in 304 days.
  Dates of Shab e-Barat around the world
2022 Various Mar 18, Mar 19
BangladeshFri, Mar 18Government Holiday
IndiaSat, Mar 19Regional Holiday
2021 Various Mar 29
BangladeshMon, Mar 29National Holiday
IndiaMon, Mar 29Regional Holiday
2020 Various Apr 9
BangladeshThu, Apr 9Government Holiday
IndiaThu, Apr 9Regional Holiday
2019 Various Apr 21
BangladeshSun, Apr 21National Holiday
IndiaSun, Apr 21Regional Holiday
2018 Various May 2
BangladeshWed, May 2Government Holiday
IndiaWed, May 2Regional Holiday
  Summary
Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat God writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past
  Which countries observe Shab e-Barat in 2021?
  BangladeshMar 29National Holiday
  IndiaMar 29Regional Holiday
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When is Shab e-Barat?

Also known as Bara'at Night, Mid Shaban, The Night of Records, The Night of Fortune and Forgiveness, Shab e-Barat is a holiday observed on the 14th night of Sha'aban, the eighth month in the Islamic calendar. In Turkey, it is called Berat Kandili

Shab e-Barat takes place on the full moon and the date of the public holiday in Bangladesh is dependent on the sighting of the previous new moon signifying the start of the month of Sha'aban.

The traditions of Shab e-Barat

Muslims believe that on the night of Shab e-Barat, God writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past.

Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, recite from the Holy Qur'an and perform other religious rituals throughout the night of Shab e-Barat, hoping to receive divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.

In Indonesia, believers gather in mosques to repeatedly recite Allah's name.

On Shab-e-Barat night, most Muslims attempt to stay awake in prayer as much as possible. This is why the public holiday takes place on the day after the night of Shab-e-Barat.

For some Muslims, it is also part of Shab e-Barat traditions to visit the graves of their loved ones and pray for the peace of their souls. In Bangladesh, many people will fast on the day following Shab e-Barat night and some people will give out food and sweets to their neighbours and the poor.

Sha'aban 14 is also honoured by Twelver Shia Muslims as the birthday of Muhammad al-Mahdi, who is believed to be the ultimate saviour of mankind.

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