On February 1, the world celebrated World Hijab Day, one of the goals of which is to support the right of women to wear the hijab. This holiday began to be celebrated in 2013. Hijab Day events are held annually in 140 countries around the world to support women of all religions who wear headscarves. Ukraine, including the annexed Crimea, is no exception, and Hijab Day was also celebrated here.
A Muslim woman named Nazmi Khan came up with the idea of the holiday. Her family moved from Bangladesh to America, where they did not give up their religious beliefs.
A girl in a hijab had to endure misunderstandings from society. So she decided to talk about the history, traditions and proper wearing of the hijab. Later, she suggested creating a holiday in honor of the hijab in order to overcome negative stereotypes about Islam.
According to religious rules, Muslim women are required to wear these clothes. The hijab usually consists of two parts. Bonet or amirka is a headdress that helps keep your hair in a pile. Externally, you wear a scarf. First, it is fixed under the chin. And then they wrap it around the head and fix it like this. The face remains open.
In the city center of Kyiv, Muslim women in hijabs with bouquets of flowers in the middle of the day distributed flowers to passers-by girls. So they drew attention to the World Hijab Day.
The meeting was organized by the All-Ukrainian Association of Muslim women, whose activists take part in the action. The organization also noted that such events were held not only in Kyiv.
Radio Svoboda (Liberty) has prepared a set of photos dedicated to the World's Hijab Day.
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