The authorities did not support a transfer on 1 September due to Eid al-Adha


RIA Novosti

The initiative of transfer of knowledge Day 1 on September 4 in connection with the celebration of Eid has not found support neither in the Federation Council or the state Duma. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the first Deputy Chairman of the Parliament Committee on education and science Oleg Smolin.

“With the deepest respect for the Muslims of Russia. […] But I think it is not necessary to artificially provoke a conflict. I repeat, not a hindrance. Let’s be the occasion of knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha at the same time. I think that Allah would have approved,” — said Smolin.

Member of the Federation Council Committee for education, science and culture Oleg Kazakovtsev urged not to violate existing secular tradition. The transfer of the celebration of the knowledge Day the official called “unfortunate”.

August 24, several media outlets reported that the school’s Meshchansky district of Moscow overturned a festive lineup of September 1 because of the coincidence of the date with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-bayran. According to journalists, at school No. 2107, located near the Cathedral mosque, canceled the celebration of the Day of knowledge in connection with the disposal of the Department of education of the capital. Parents of students expressed dissatisfaction with such a decision. Later in the schools of the district refuted media information. In some regions of Russia festive line was moved from 1 to 4 September. In particular, such decision was made by the authorities of Bashkiria.

Eid al-Adha is one of two major holidays in Islam. It is celebrated 70 days after Uraza-Bairam.