More than 150 000 muslims expected to attend Eid al-Adha in Moscow

Russian Muslim community celebrates the start of Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday better known in Russia as Kurban Bayram.

Eid al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice), is the an important day in the Muslim calendar. This year it is celebrated from 15 to 17 October. In order to cope with the ammount of worshipers in mosques, three additional sites have been provided on October 15 in the Russian capital for the Muslim morning prayer: near the Izumrudny sports and recreation complex, in the Park of the 60th Anniversary of the October Revolution and at exhibition hall No. 2 at the Sokolniki park. There are also 25 sites for the prayer services in the suburbs. Last year, about 150,000 Muslims attended the Moscow celebration.

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