Ramadan Bajram in Poland

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr

Polish Muslims have been celebrating Ramadan Bayram (Eid al-Fitr), a three day feast marking the end of Ramadan. It is the second most important event of the Muslim calendar. Ramadan Bayram is a time of rest, meeting friends and family after a month of fasting, during which the faithful obey strict rules such as the prohibition of eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. On Monday, special prayers were held in the province of Podlasie, where most Polish Muslims of Tatar descent live. Prayers were held in mosques in Kruszyniany, Bohoniki and Białystok. As part of the celebrations, the Muslim Religious Association (MZR) organised a party for Polish Tartar Muslims, which was held on Monday evening in a Białystok restaurant. Almost 100 people from all over Poland took part in the event. Representatives of the Muslim community in Poland estimate that there are about 5,000 Polish Tartar Muslims in the whole country and most of them live in the Białystok area. They are all members of the MZR. It is estimated that there are around 20,000 to 25,000 Muslims in Poland. Most of them are foreigners: students, diplomats, businessmen and refugees from Islamic countries.

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