Kurban-Bairam 2016 - how many will be celebrated in Russia. What date does Kurban-Bairam begin and end this year?

KB-001The Islamic festival of the Eid al-Adha sacrifice in Russia is better known as Kurban Bayram. This day marks the end of the Hajj and is always celebrated exactly 70 days after yet another no less significant Muslim celebration of Uraza Bayram. If you do not know how many Kurban-Bayram 2016 the faithful will celebrate, we will show you. Each time a significant event falls on a different date, which is calculated according to the Islamic lunar calendar. This year Kurban-Bairam falls on the middle of September, namely on the 13th. On this day, the main ceremonial and ritual events begin, and the identity ends after 3 days according to the Hanafi madhhab or 4 through the Shafi'i madhhab.

What date does Kurban Bayram begin this year - traditions of celebrating the first day?

To properly prepare for the holiday, you need to know exactly how many starts Kurban-Bayram this year and how it is customary to celebrate it. According to the Muslim lunar calendar, a significant date falls on the tenth day of the month of Dhu'l-Hija. In 2016 it will be September 13th. Traditions associated with the celebration, differ in some originality and date back to the most ancient times. On the eve of the great event, the pilgrims climb the sacred mountain Arafat, and on the day of the sacrifice they go around the Kaaba seven times and perform the ritual of symbolic throwing stones. These events are the culmination of the Hajj to Mecca, which is committed by millions of Muslims from all over the world.

On Kurban-Bairam, religion prescribes everyone to perform the ritual of complete ablution from the very morning, put on absolutely clean, elegant clothes and cleanse the soul from evil thoughts. After that, the faithful go to an Islamic temple, and on the way they say a solemn takbir.

A traditional holiday prayer is held in the mosque. Then the Muslim priest praises the great Allah and his prophet Muhammad and reads a sermon explaining the origin of the Hajj and the religious essence of the rite of sacrifice.


Next comes the rite of sacrifice itself.The role of a ritual animal is usually a ram, a cow or a camel. Sacrificial meat is partially eaten by themselves, and the rest is borne by the poor, miserable and disadvantaged. At the end of a spectacular event, Muslims go home for a festive meal, and then attend with relatives and friends with gifts and treats.

What number ends Kurban Bayram in different countries


Many people wonder how many days go on and how many ends Kurban-Bairam 2016. It should be noted that in different countries where Islam is the main religion, the holiday always begins 70 days after Uraz-Bairam, and ends 3 or 4 days later. This year, the beginning of celebrations everywhere falls on September 13, and the end - on the 16th or 17th number, depending on the religious charter of the country.

In Russia, Kurban-Bairam is an official holiday only in parts of the republics, namely in Tatarstan, Chechnya, Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Bashkortostan, Karachay-Cherkessia and Dagestan. In all other regions, the date is not marked in a special way, but employers meet Muslims halfway and allow them to come to the service not as usual, but only after a festive prayer.

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