Muslim girls hold flash mob in Kyiv on the occasion of International Day of Hijab
On February 1, on the occasion of the International Day of Hijab, Muslim girls in Kyiv held a flash mob “I love my hijab.” Participants of the action say that they decided to bring some joy to passers-by with bright colors on a cold winter day.
Organizers of the action say that in this way they want to dispel myths about a woman in a scarf. A modern woman who wants to be successful at work and in the family, it is necessary to attract attention to one’s mental and spiritual properties, and not external decoration, says Kateryna Yurchenko, the president of the All-Ukrainian Association of Muslim Women.
Hijab is a traditional women's clothing in Islam that has to cover the body and the head. This is required by religion, and in some Muslim countries by law.
By the way, in some Muslim countries, from time to time, there are protests against the mandatory wearing of the hijab, and niqab, which covers both the face of the woman and other similar clothes. For example, according to the BBC speaker, in Iran such actions have been held since December 2017. The first such action within 40 years in Teheran was held on December 27 by Vida Movahid, a mother of a half-year-old daughter, who publicly took off her scarf and was waving it as a flag, for which she was detained by the police and then was released and again detained, according to BBC.
Ukrainian Muslim women are wearing hijabs not because they are controlled by anyone, a representative of Ukrainian Muslims Yulia Burnatseva claims.
Girls in hijab handed out to the passer-by women flowers and magnets to the passersby with the words “Being kind is beautiful! Doing good is so beautiful!” This was reported by the Ukrainian radio.