Eid-ul-Fitr, the main religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Sunday according to an announcement by the National Moon Sighting Committee.
The new moon will end the month-long fasting of Ramadan by Muslims. People will offer Eid prayers seeking divine blessings and eternal peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed in separate messages extended warmest greetings and heartiest felicitations to the people of the country and to all heads of state and government of Muslim countries on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Meanwhile, thousands of people have already left the capital for their village homes to celebrate the Eid with their loved ones. Trains, launches and buses were crammed yesterday with homebound passengers as was the case the day before. In Dhaka, shopping centers and malls saw heady crowds of Eid shoppers, a common scene for the last few days. The main Eid congregation will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah on the High Court premises on Sunday morning.