Uzbek Muslims celebrate Ramadan-Hayit
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug.31/ Trend, D. Azizov /
Uzbek Muslims celebrate Ramadan hayit (Eid al-Fitr), one of the highest holidays in Islam which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
This holiday is known as Ruza Hayit and it coincides with the ninth month of Hijra on the Muslim calendar. This month includes fasting, which lasts 30 days and is considered a rite of spiritual and moral cleansing. After performing the ritual on the last day, the holiday Ramadan-Hayit begins and lasts three days.
Ramadan-Hayit marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan; it calls people toward spiritual and moral perfection, goodness, and mercy.
According to the Uzbek President's decree, August 31 is declared a holiday in Uzbekistan.
Two Muslim holidays - Ramadan and Kurban Bayram - are declared days off in Uzbekistan as of 1992.