Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals celebrated internationally. In addition, they have the days commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, which are known as Urs.
All the Muslim festivals and observances follow the Islamic calendar which has fewer days than the solar year. So, each year, the festival dates keep coming forward. The important Muslim festivals are Ramzan (Ramadan), Muharram, Id-e-Milad and Bakr-Id.
Of these, by far the most important is the festival of Ramzan, which extends through the Islamic month of the same name. It almost acquires the character of a nationwide fair, with particularly the Muslim areas becoming bright and lively towards the evening and remaining awake almost through the night.