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Publication Date : 09-08-2013
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across Bangladesh on Friday as the new crescent moon of the month of Shawwal was sighted Thursday.
The biggest religious festival of Muslims will be observed on Friday, said the National Moon Sighting Committee after reviewing reports on moon sighting in the country’s sky.
The largest Eid congregation in the country will be held at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj.
In the capital, the main congregation will be held at the National Eidgah near the High Court building at 8:30am.
In the case of inclement weather, the main congregation will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 9am, according to an official announcement.
Five congregations will be held at the National Mosque at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am.
Devotees have been requested not to carry camera and mobile phone while taking part in Eid prayers at the National Eidgah, reports BSS.
Eid congregations will also be held in Armanitola and Dhopkhola Maidans. An Eid jamaat (congregation) will be held at the SouthPlaza of the Jatiya Sangsad at 8am.
Two Eid jamaats will be held at Dhaka University Central Mosque at 8am and 9am.
The Eid congregation at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) ground will be held at 7:45am.
In case of inclement weather, the jamaat will be held at the Buet central mosque at 8am.
The Eid congregation at Bashiruddin Road Jame Mosque in Kolabagan will be held at 8:30am.
Law enforcers have taken stringent security measures at different Eid congregation venues across the country.
President Abul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia issued separate messages greeting the people on the occasion.
The national flag will be hoisted atop government and non-government office buildings on Eid day.
Marking the festival, the city thoroughfares and road islands will be decorated with national flags and banners inscribed with Eid Mubarak.
National dailies brought out supplements while BTV and private TV channels and radio stations will telecast special programmes on the occasion.
Special diet will be served to children staying at orphanages and people at hospitals, jails and old homes on Eid day.