Telangana government declares holiday for Shab-e-Meraj

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has announced a holiday for Shab-e-Meraj, observed on the 27th of the Islamic month of Rajab.

Although the state government, in its calendar, announced a holiday for Shab-e-Meraj on February 8, it has been listed under optional holidays and not as a general one.


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.

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During this journey, Prophet Muhammad interacted with various prophets and received guidance from Allah.

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.

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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.