Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, was celebrated in the country on Saturday amid religious fervour and enthusiasm after a month-long fasting, Agencies report.
The main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation was held at the Jatiya Eidgah in the capital at 8:30 am with Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Senior Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman leading the prayers.
President Abdul Hamid offered his Eid-ul-Fitr prayer along with hundreds of people from different strata of society at the National Eidgah.
After the prayers, the devotees, irrespective of their social status, embraced and greeted each other with Eid Mubarak (have a blessed Eid) by demonstrating a serene show of unity, fraternity and equality.
The country’s largest Eid congregations was held at Gor-e-Shaheed Baro Maidan in the district town of Dinajpur with the participation of around 6 lakh devotees, said organisers.
Besides, around 5 lakh devotees joined the eid congregation at Sholakia in Kishoreganj. Eid congregations were also held in eidgahs, mosques and open spaces across the country.
On the occasion, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with a cross section of people at Bangabhaban and Ganobhaban respectively.
The Muslims wearing new clothes visited the houses of their relatives and friends and exchanged greetings in a festive mood, keeping with its spirit of fellow feeling.
The national flag was hoisted atop government and non-government office buildings on the day. The main city streets and road islands were decorated with the national flag and banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ in both Bangla and Arabic.
Television channels and radio stations aired special programmes.
Special diet was served in hospitals, jails, government children homes, Chotomoni Nibash, centres for persons with disabilities, shelter homes, orphanages and Vagrant Welfare and Destitute Welfare centres.