Barawafat, popularly known as Milad-Un-Nabi is a festival of the Muslim community all over the globe. It is also known as Mawlid which signifies the birth of the prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar with éclat and enthusiasm. The date of Barawafat varies between Shia and Sunni believers It is the traditional commemoration of the birth of Muhammad. Apart from Islamic majority countries, Mawlid is also celebrated in countries like India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia etc. People are gathered in streets for processions on this day. The homes and mosques are decorated beautifully with light and colorful flags.
Barawafat in Amroha
Barawafat is celebrated with enthusiasm in Amroha. A procession for Barawafat is also held by Muslims in Amroha. This is a one day procession which starts from the Jama Masjid of Amroha, also known for its beautiful architecture and ends in Town Hall. During the procession, people recite Naat( poetry written in the praise of prophet Muhammad). Children hold colorful flags and some of them even dress like an Arab shiekh. The distribution of food packets and deserts often happens while on the route of procession.