feb 8 telangana holiday:The Telangana government on Thursday announced a holiday on February 8 on account of Shab -e-Meraj, which is observed on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Ragab.Although the State government’s list of holidays included Shab-e-Meraj as an “optional holiday”, it has now been declared a general holiday.
The Telangana government has announced a holiday for Shab-e-Meraj, observed on the 27th of the Islamic month of Rajab.Mosques across the State will be decorated with lamps, as Muslims across the world celebrate the ascension of Prophet Muhammed to heaven.
The State Government in its calendar had earlier listed Shab-e-Meraj as an optional holiday. As a result, all Government offices and schools would be closed on that day.
Telangana Feb 8th Holiday
Although the State government’s list of holidays included Shab-e-Meraj as an “optional holiday”, it has now been declared a general holiday.The Telangana Government has announced a public holiday for Shab-e-Meraj, a holy festival for Muslims, on February 8, 2024. The State Government in its calendar had earlier listed Shab-e-Meraj as an optional holiday. As a result, all Government offices and schools would be closed on that day.
Shab-e-Meraj is considered an auspicious day by Muslims. On that day, mosques are decorated with lamps. They keep vigil all night and pray. The story of Isra and Meraj will be explained. As a result, the government has declared February 8 as a general holiday. Along with all educational institutions, government offices were declared a holiday on that day. However, there are no regular holidays in February
Shab-e-Meraj is a holy night for all Muslims across the world, celebrated to commemorate the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Jerusalem and his ascension to heaven.
Some Telangana schools to observe a holiday on Shab-e-Meraj
Although February 8 is not a general holiday, some schools in the state will remain closed next Thursday.
Usually, minority educational institutions in the state will observe a holiday on the day following Shab-e-Meraj.
Telangana to observe three holidays in February
In February, Telangana is going to observe three holidays—two for Shab-e-Meraj and Shab-e-Barat, and another one for Sri Panchami.
All these holidays are listed under optional holidays. In the current month, there is no general holiday.