Day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr on July 17 in Sevastopol declared a public holiday, the relevant decree of the head of the city Sergey Menyailo posted on Wednesday.
Eid ul-Fitr (feast of breaking the fast) is one of the 2 main days of the Islamic calendar, the final post of the Holy month of Ramadan. This year it falls on July 17, but traditionally it is celebrated for 3 days.
"in observance of the Muslim religious holiday Eid ul-Fitr, taking into account the social significance of this festival within the city of Sevastopol to declare July 17, 2015 holiday," - said in the document.
The Governor recommended to the employers of Sevastopol to make this non-working Day. Before the Crimean authorities said on July 17 non-working holiday. Many festivities are planned on the third Day of the festival - July 19. They are organized by the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Crimea with the assistance of the head of the Republic.
first Vice-Premier of the Crimea Rolsen the Balbec summed up that the Crimean Tatars for many years had to celebrate their religious holidays semi-legal, and only the Russian Crimea demonstrated different approaches, giving them a status on a par with Christian.
According to past year census of the inhabitants of Crimea, the Crimean Tatars is the third biggest (after Russians and Ukrainians) group in Crimea and Sevastopol. According to the census, They live in the district 232, 3 thousand people (10, 6% of the population). A large number - 229, 5 thousand Crimean Tatars live in Crimea.