Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha
TASS, 1 Sep. Millions of adherents of Islam in Russia and the world celebrate on Friday, the main Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.
Traditionally, it is celebrated for three days. This year, the first day of Eid falls on Friday, 1 September, which is officially declared non-working holiday in Adygea, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and the republics of the North Caucasus Federal district (NCFD), except for North Ossetia and Stavropol territory.
Despite the holiday, in all regions of the country where Muslim population prevails, school ruler in Day of knowledge began to be transferred to another date. In the Crimea, where 12% of the population are Muslims, on the occasion of the religious holiday non-working day declared Monday, 4 September.
In many large cities of Russia during the celebration of Eid al-Adha specially organized sites with temporary stalls where you can buy and to offer the sacrifice according to tradition.
Eid al-Adha in the capital
Due to the fact that Eid al-Adha this year coincides by date with the Day of knowledge, prayer in Moscow will begin at 6:30 in the morning, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Rushan Abbyasov. “Prayer will begin at 6:30 to 8:30 main event will end, so those parents who want to keep their kids in line, will be able to do it,” he said.
According to preliminary estimates, in celebration of Eid al-Adha in Moscow and Moscow region is expected to about 300 thousand faithful. The main events will be held in the Moscow Cathedral mosque on Prospekt Mira. With the festive sermon and prayer will turn the Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin. Will also be broadcast in the CIS countries.
Abbyasov stressed that the sacrifices in the capital is not, because for these purposes by 15 places in the Moscow region. Also have 39 seats for performing the festive prayer.
Halal festival and holiday programs
In Bashkiria in the first day of Eid al-Adha will host the Halal festival, visitors will be able to play in the national sports games, taste the products at the Eastern market, and enjoy a concert. “Part of the proceeds will be directed to the charity Fund “no Losses” for the treatment and rehabilitation of seriously ill children,” said festival organizers.
The Central event in Ufa will become the festive appeal of the Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin to believers. The sermon will be held in the mosque “Lala-Tulpan”, where, according to the Central spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia, there will be a broadcast on the Federal channels.
On the Crimean Peninsula, the main celebrations will be deployed in the center of Simferopol, September 3. “In the Park trenev will be held all-Crimean celebration on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, will be a concert sure to be food — pilaf and a variety of sweets, and end it with fireworks” — said the head of the Republican Committee for international relations and deported citizens Zaur Smirnov.