Inhabitants of Bashkiria are going to have three days off – on August 18,19 and 20
In 2012 Uraza-Bairam (Id al-Fitr) holiday falls on Sunday, August 19. Therefore inhabitants of Bashkortostan, inhabitants of several more regions of Russia, will have at once three days off –on August, 18, 19 and 20.
Uraza-Bairam is one of the main holidays of Islamic calendar. It finishes a fast which lasts within the holy month of Ramazan (or Ramadan). It is considered, that this holiday originates since the times of the Islam founder.
It should be mentioned that inhabitants of Bashkortostan will be presented a gift at the end of Ramazan — the all-Russian Muslim television channel "Al-RtV" starts its broadcasting on August 19.