Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to become state holidays in Ukraine

Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to become state holidays in Ukraine
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  • calendar-gray 19 May 2020

Islam’s two most important festivals, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, will become official state holidays in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced, APA reports citing KyivPost.

“We want to build a state in which everyone feels like a citizen of Ukraine. I would like everyone to feel like a full-fledged citizen, not forgetting the history and traditions of one’s own people. We want to support you not only in words, but in actions, at the legislative level,” Zelensky told.

Eid al-Ahda honors the willingness of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to the commandment of God. Eid al-Fitr takes place 70 days prior and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.

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