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Muharram 2024: what you need to know about sacred month

Muharram 2024: what you need to know about sacred month

Muharram, also known as Muharram-ul-Haram, is the first month of the Hijri calendar and thus marks the beginning of the Islamic year. It is the only month which Allah's name has been attached to - the Prophet Muhammad  referred …

Muslims around the world celebrate Day of Arafah

Muslims around the world celebrate Day of Arafah

Muslims from around the world congregated today at Mount Arafat south of Makkah for the most important day of the Hajj - the day of Arafah. The ritual at Mount Arafat, known as the hill of mercy, is considered the peak of the …

Children's Day celebrated around the world

Children's Day celebrated around the world

Today, on June 1, the International Children's Day is celebrated worldwide, it is a holiday of peace, hope, kindness and joy, dedicated to childhood.  Russian President Vladimir Putin sent congratulations …

UN establishes World Football Day

UN establishes World Football Day

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution designating May 25 as World Football Day. The chosen date commemorates the …

Putin congratulates Jews on Passover

Putin congratulates Jews on Passover

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to the Russian Jews on Passover - the Jewish holiday commemorating the Biblical story of …

Spring Festival - world celebrating Novruz 2024

Spring Festival - world celebrating Novruz 2024

Novruz is celebrated worldwide today by the Turkic peoples and many Muslim countries as the beginning of the New Year. Novruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. …

Blinken extends congratulations on Novruz holiday

Blinken extends congratulations on Novruz holiday

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated the people on the occasion of the Novruz holiday. "Happy Nowruz to all celebrating the arrival of spring and new beginnings. May we cherish the bonds …

Russian cosmonauts ring in New Year from ISS

Russian cosmonauts ring in New Year from ISS

Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have sent warm New Year's greetings to their compatriots, expressing support and heartfelt sentiments. Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, the Russian …

Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world are celebrating today Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of Islam's two major holydays. The spiritual leader of Russian Muslims, the Chair of Russia’s Muslim Spiritual …

Happy Nowruz 2023: spring is here

Happy Nowruz 2023: spring is here

Nowruz is celebrated worldwide today by the Turkic peoples and many Muslim countries as the beginning of the New Year. Nowruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. …

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, is now celebrated around the world, marked by raucous parties where people throw and smear coloured powder on each other. The festival, the celebrations for which will begin on March 8 in many parts of India, signifies the arrival of spring and, for many Hindus, the triumph of good over evil.

Jewish community celebrating Hanukkah

Jewish community celebrating Hanukkah

Jewish communities started celebrating Hanukkah this weekend. The Jewish festival of light, which lasts eight nights, involves lighting candles on a menorah, eating fried foods and playing with spinning tops called dreidels. Hanukkah is …

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 …

Mehriban Aliyeva congratulates Muslims worldwide on Ramadan

Mehriban Aliyeva congratulates Muslims worldwide on Ramadan

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has shared a post on the occasion of Ramadan holiday. The post says: “I sincerely congratulate the people of Azerbaijan and Muslims of the world on the …

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 …