Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Solar calendar. This Festival is known as Gazetted holiday.
It is Celebrated for ten days By Muslims Not all Muslims Observes, Only Sunni and Shia Muslims observe Muharram in India and worldwide. The festival is celebrated in all parts of the country by Muslims and Hindus.
Both Communities(Sunni Muslims & Shia Muslims ) wear black clothes on the opening day of Muharram and submits prayers towards. While Shia Muslims observes Muharram as sorrowful occasion, Sunni Muslims observe it as a festival and look at Ashura as a happy day though the religious.
Muharram is one of the most significant Islamic festivals. The tenth days of Muharram All government offices, post offices and banks are closed on the days or reduced opening hours.
It is a sad occasion and everyone in the procession chants “Ya Hussain” loudly.