DirectRooms.com announces that visitors to the beautiful Maldives can take part in the Islamic holiday celebrations of Mawlid al-Nabi in February 2011
Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – Mawlid al-Nabi or ‘Birth of the Prophet’ is the celebration of the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and occurs in the third Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal.
The celebrations have been observed since the 8th century where earliest accounts were in the Islamic holy city of Mecca. Celebrations will take place and large street processions will take place in cities and villages. Big parties are thrown in homes and mosques, which are decorated beautifully for the occasion. Food is distributed by charities and children read stories about the life of Muhammed.
The most famous poem about Muhammad, Qasida al-Burda is recited by poets and scholars. National flags are hoisted during the Mawlid celebrations and religious films are shown in cinemas instead of secular films. Maldivians wear their best clothes and adorn themselves in beautiful fragrances to mark the occasion.
Visitors to the Republic of Maldives staying in Maldives hotels can take part in the celebrations and immerse themselves in the carnival atmosphere.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “The Mawlid al-Nabi festival is extremely important for the Islamic followers in the Republic of Maldives and they take it very seriously throwing big parties and inviting communities to unite together to celebrate the birth of their beloved prophet Muhammad. Those wanting to take part in the festivities should book a hotel in advance as many hotels are likely to be full during this time.”