KYIV (QHA) -

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev congratulated his compatriots on the blessed holiday of Eid al-Fitr and wished each Crimean Tatar family well-being.

The breakfast was held at Musafir cafe, where Crimean Tatars, who were forced away from their homes, gathered together to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, civil servants, public and political figures, as well as human rights activists, were able to see each other on the first day of the holiday and congratulate each other.

It should be noted that one of the two major holidays of Islam Eid al-Fitr - festival of breaking the fast - begins after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. 

Eid al-Fitr for Muslims is - first and foremost - a farewell to the blessed days of Ramadan, when every Muslim had a good opportunity to grow spiritually, to subdue passions through fasting, pious behavior and providing assistance to people in need.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in the first three days of Shawwal month. On the first day, Muslims around the world - having made their ablutions - put on festive clothes and rush to the mosque for morning mass prayers. After that, the faithful exchanged greetings, go on visits and invite to their festive meal. 

The holiday is also marked by an extremely important religious precept: on this day, Muslims donate their Zakat-ul-Fitr to people in need. 

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