Shab-e-Barat is a Muslim festival that is celebrated throughout the world with pomp and glitter. Muslims believe that God writes the destinies of everybody for the coming year, on the night of Shab-e-Barat. While doing this act He is believed to take into account the deeds committed by mankind in the past. Shab-e-Barat is celebrated either on the thirteenth or the fourteenth day of Shaban, which is the eighth month of the Muslim year. This occurs fifteen days before Ramadan. Shab-e-Barat means the Day of Atonement or the night of forgiveness. Muslims pray to God to seek forgiveness for the sins committed by them, and to prepare for Ramadan.