Opening bell ceremony at school No. 2107 Meshchansky district capital was moved to September 4. This was reported by RIA Novosti member of the governing Board of the school Maxim Makarov on Monday 28 August.
“In our school there are families who practice Islam, they can celebrate Eid al-Adha, and on Monday with the children to come to the celebration”, he said.
The decision to move, according to Makarov, adopted on the initiative of parents and not due solely to the Muslim holiday. “Talked with my parents, we decided that many people inconvenient to bring someone in the cottages, someone in the South, do not want to break the rest”, — said the representative of the governing Board.
Earlier, on 24 August, parents of students, reported in social networks on the transfer line to mark the start of the school year, from 1 to 4 September in a number of schools in the Meshchansky district, located near the Cathedral mosque. In particular, the school No. 2107. However, the leadership of these institutions on the same day denied this information. It was highlighted that the celebrations’t be migrated.
According to first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Gizatullina, school holidays, you can simply move in time by an hour and a half, since the celebration near the mosque will start at seven in the morning and will last 45 minutes, after which believers disagree.