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Hazrat Ali Jayanti

Hazrat Ali Jayanti 2019 and 2020

Hazrat Ali Jayanti is a public holiday in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali, the cousin and son in law of Muhammad. Hazrat Ali is also said to have been the first male convert to Islam, aside from Muhammad himself. And finally, he was born in Mecca, at the Kaaba, the holiest site in all Islam.

Year Date Day Holiday States
2019 20 Mar Wed Hazrat Ali Jayanti UP
2020 9 Mar Mon Hazrat Ali Jayanti UP

Later, Hazrat Ali became an important Caliph in Islam. But he was killed during his morning prayers in the mosque in Kufa, Iraq.

The date of Hazrat Ali Jayanti is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, and as such, it falls on a different date each year on the Gregorian Calendar. Hazrat Ali Jayanti is celebrated in India and in other parts of the world with large Muslim populations.