Crimea declares Eid as official holiday

The move is likely to appease Crimea's native Tatar community, who make up around 13% of the overall population with a 300,000-strong community.

Crimea declares Eid as official holiday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Crimea has declared the Muslim festival of Eid an official holiday during a session of the Crimean Parliament on June 25.

The move is likely to appease Crimea's native Tatar community, who make up around 13% of the overall population with a 300,000-strong community.

As Muslims, they celebrate two Eid festivals every year, one being to mark the end of the month of fasting known as Ramadan, and the other to signify the end of the Hajj pilgrimage season.

72 lawmakers voted in favor of the move, as well as supporting the Orthodox Easter and Trinity also being declared official holidays.

 

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