In many countries, people take out large processions on the road, as they consider this day to be extremely significant. They discuss the life and teachings of the Prophet.
In India, some of the banks and business offices are closed on the day. Communal meals are also offered in the mosques, and people relay messages of kindness and compassion, keeping with the principles of the Prophet. In Kashmir, many Muslims gather at Srinagar’s Hazratbal shrine, which houses a hair strand, believed to have come from the Prophet.