Dagestan decides to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on July 18
Dagestan will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday on July 18, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims in the republic said.
This decision is due to the Islamic method of observing the moon. "You should see a new moon to announce the beginning of the holiday. The vision of the moon is associated with such phenomena as the alienation and distance of the sun from the horizon during the observation," RIA Dagestan cited the representative of the mufti’s office as saying.