More than 200 thousand people celebrated the Eid al-Adha in Moscow

In celebration of Eid al-Adha in Moscow was attended by more than 200 thousand people, serious violations of public order were recorded. Such data results in the capital Moi on Friday, September 1.

Believers began to gather around the Moscow Cathedral mosque with four in the morning, in front of them was the head of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin, specify “Izvestia”. Security provided by the police and Regardie who kept order in the areas adjacent to the iconic building. There were on duty volunteers who speak foreign languages.

Eid prayer was also held in the Historic mosque, the mosque in Poklonnaya Gora, “Yardyam” and “Inam”, and also on specially equipped platforms.

On 24 August it was reported that in several Moscow schools suffered a festive range of from 1 to 4 September. In particular, this information was confirmed by the Secretary of the Director of school No. 2107 Alexander Kryuchkov. In turn, first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Gizatullin proposed to find a compromise between the knowledge Day celebrations and Eid al-Adha in the capital. According to him, some schools that are near mosques, you can just postpone the solemn line for an hour and a half.

Moscow city hall decided to grant educational institutions the right to decide to transfer or not to transfer the celebration of the 1 September due to the overlap with the Muslim holiday.

In 2017, the Eid al-Adha non-regular date fell on September 1. This festival of sacrifice marks the end of Hajj (pilgrimage). On this day Muslims have accepted the sacrifice of a sheep, cow, bull or camel.