The Delhi government on Wednesday declared Muharram on August 20 as a public holiday. The General Administration Department (GAD) of Delhi Government had earlier declared Muharram holiday on 19 August (Thursday).
However, after the decision of the Central Government in this matter, it has been changed to Friday.
The Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has changed the holiday on the occasion of Muharram to Friday instead of Thursday.
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In such a situation, the Delhi government has also declared Muharram holiday on Friday (August 20). Offices will be closed on this day. Similarly, in Ghaziabad and Noida-Greater Noida adjacent to Delhi, Muharram will be celebrated on Friday itself and on the same day is also a government holiday.
According to the press release issued on Wednesday, the Asr government has declared a half-day holiday on August 20 to celebrate Muharram. Many state governments have banned Muharram processions due to fear of spreading corona infection. The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a guideline for Muharram. It states that not more than 50 people will gather at any place for religious functions. Along with this, people will also have to strictly follow the Covid protocol. Tazias will not be installed in public.
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what is muharram
According to the belief of Islam religion, Imam Hussain died in the battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura and Muslims who believe in Timurid tradition on the day of Ashura mourn this day by burying or cooling the Tajis-Akhadas with Rosa-namaz.
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