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Spiritual Directorate of Muslims voices preliminary date of Kurman Ait

Kyrgyzstan will mark Kurman Ait on August 21. A Spokesman for the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan Maksat Atabaev told 24.kg news agency.

He noted that the date may shift for a day depending on the moon.

Kurman Ait is a holiday of sacrifice and is celebrated 70 days after the end of the holy month Ramadan. Orozo Ait was celebrated on June 15 in Kyrgyzstan.

Kurman Ait traditionally falls on the completion of the pilgrimage. The first three groups of pilgrims arrived in Medina city this week. The last group will head for Saudi Arabia on August 7.