Several Moscow schools moved First Day of School to other date because of Muslim holiday


A number of Moscow schools located near the cathedral mosque moved the celebration of the beginning of a new school year to another day because of the celebration of Muslim holiday Kurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha – RRT).

This was reported in social networks by parents of schoolchildren.

“In several schools of the Meshchansky district the celebration of the first day of school will be moved from September 1st to September 4th. Ask your schools for details, the information should be available soon,” wrote one of the parents. He specified that it will affect 3 schools.

“The ceremony will be held on September 4th. Why? You better address Moscow Education Department with this question,” said the secretary of the principal of the school #2107, Alexander Kryuchkov.

He noted that officially the school year begins on September 1st, therefore “all such nuances could only be in agreement with the department”. “The school itself can not make such decisions,” Kryuchkov added.

Kurban Bayram is a holiday of sacrifice, marking the end of Hajj (pilgrimage). On this day, Muslims usually sacrifice a ram, a cow, a bull or a camel.

Source: Lenta.Ru