Thousands of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Russia’s capital


Muslims around the world are celebrating one of their most important holidays, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In Russia, Muslims also flock to morning prayers, including the thousands expected to descend on Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

Holiday celebrations begin after a new moon is sighted in the sky, which means the date for Eid varies from country to country. However, after failing to spot the new moon, religious authorities in the Gulf Arab countries – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait – agreed that the three-day festival will begin on June 6.


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