AsiaRooms.com - Head to Langkawi for birthday of the Prophet
January 07, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsAsiaRooms.com divulges travellers heading to Langkawi next month will be able to witness the celebrations across the island paradise for the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
The occasion will take place on February 15th 2011 and is marked by a public holiday across Malaysia, so anyone staying in Langkawi hotels at the time can expect to see a great number of people getting involved.
Muslims consider the Prophet's birth to be a great blessing, not just for their religion but for the whole of humanity. As such, they take part in festivities to signify the date, despite the fact that many do not typically believe in celebrating birthdays.
Religious leaders make speeches to fellow believers about the life of Muhammad, with stories told about his birth, childhood, adulthood and youth.
Salutations and songs of praise are recited, while in some areas the mosques and even entire streets are decorated and illuminated at night.
Some Muslims also chose this time of year to make charitable donations, with families organising feasts and serving up meals to invited guests and the poor.
With this year's birthday of the Prophet taking place next month, it may be too soon for some travellers keen to witness the festivities to book their trips to Langkawi.
The event will reoccur on February 4th 2012 and January 24th 2013.
AsiaRooms.com recommends a variety of Langkawi accommodation, such as the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.
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