Ukraine Declares Eid al-Adha Regional Public Holiday
Source:National News Agency of Ukraine (Kyiv)
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The government of the Ukraine has declared the first day of Eid al-Adha, which this year falls on November 27, a non-business day (aka. public holiday), for Crimean Muslims.
This announcement, which follows last year's vote in the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (2008-11-24), though similar to that related to the recent End of Ramadan public holiday (2009-09-18), only applies to Muslims living in Crimea, while the End of Ramadan public holiday was a general non-working public holiday for the entire population.
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