celebrations in the East

Tokayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day

Tokayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sent out a national congratulations. "Dear compatriots! I sincerely congratulate you on Victory Day! May 9 is a special day in the history of our country. It is a day of kneeling …

Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr

Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr

Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr, or “the festival of breaking the fast”, begins with the first sighting …

Georgian PM congratulates Jews on Passover holiday

Georgian PM congratulates Jews on Passover holiday

The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili wished a happy Passover to the Jewish people on Friday, noting the “precious” friendship between the two nations and their communities. In his congratulatory message for the …

Jews preparing to celebrate Passover

Jews preparing to celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover: this is the main holiday in Judaism, dedicated to the events known as the Exodus from Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to Russian Jews on Passover. …

Iran's New Year marred by alarming road accident fatalities

Iran's New Year marred by alarming road accident fatalities

At least 323 Iranians have died and over 5,300 have been injured in road accidents over a period of one week during the national New Year (Nowruz) holidays, the country's Road Traffic Police commander Brig. Gen. Kamal Hadianfar has …

Biden and his wife set table on occasion of Novruz holiday

Biden and his wife set table on occasion of Novruz holiday

U.S. President Joseph Biden shared a post on his Twitter account on the occasion of Novruz holiday. Biden, on behalf of himself and on behalf of his wife, expressed his best wishes to those who celebrate Novruz. "Jill and …

U.S. President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Novruz holiday

U.S. President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Novruz holiday

U.S. President Joe Biden sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Novruz holiday. "Dear Mr. President, I wish you and the people of Azerbaijan a joyous and prosperous Novruz Bayrami. …

Eleven killed during Fire Festival celebrations in Iran

Eleven killed during Fire Festival celebrations in Iran

At least 11 people have been killed and 486 others injured in Iran during the celebrations of Chaharshanbe Suri, or Fire Festival, the Iranian state TV reported. Among the wounded, 49 people were amputated for severe injuries, Mojtaba …

Iran celebrates 43rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran celebrates 43rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iranians across the country are holding rallies to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, with people in big cities are holding rallies inside their vehicles amid pandemic. People are holding …

Putin congratulates Aliyev and Erdogan on New Year

Putin congratulates Aliyev and Erdogan on New Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Christmas and New Year wishes to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Kremlin press service. In …

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah today

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah today

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5782 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

Several rockets fired on Presidential Palace in Kabul

Several rockets fired on Presidential Palace in Kabul

Several rockets were launched on the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Tuesday during prayers of Eid al-Adha holiday period, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. According to the news agency, the …

Turkey celebrates May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk

Turkey celebrates May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk

Turkey on May 19 marks the 102nd anniversary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey's War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey, in a series of events and celebrations across the country. May …

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

After a month of prayer, devotion and self-control, Muslims celebrate the accomplishment of their sacred duties during Ramadan with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. The festival is a national …

Kazakhstan celebrating 29th anniversary of Independence

Kazakhstan celebrating 29th anniversary of Independence

The national day of Kazakhstan, Independence Day, is celebrated today in the republic. Twenty-nine years ago, the Supreme Soviet of Kazakhstan passed the Constitutional Independence Law on December 16, 1991.  The holiday …

Turkey marking Republic Day

Turkey marking Republic Day

October 29 is celebrated in Turkey as Turkish Republic Day, on the anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, 1923. The day celebrates when Parliament amended the constitution to change the system of …