2016-06-23 18:03:00

July 5 declared non-working day in Crimea due to Muslim holiday

Simferopol, June 23, Interfax - Sergey Aksyonov, the head of Crimea, has declared July 5 a non-working day in the region due to the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr (Uraza-Bayram), which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

"I declare July 5, 2016 a non-working day due to the celebration of Uraza Bayram," a decree issued by Aksyonov on Thursday said.

This decision was made in accordance with the Russian law On Freedom of Conscience and On Religious Associations and the Crimean law On Holidays and Memorial Days in the Republic of Crimea.