Eid-ul-Azha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice,' one of the
largest religious festival for Muslims, was observed across the country on
Saturday to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) for Allah.
The day's program began with offering Eid prayers by
millions of Muslims at mosques and Eidgahs throughout the country seeking peace
and prosperity of the nation.
The prayers were followed by slaughter of animals symbolically
signifying the sacrifice which Prophet Ibrahim was committed to perform.
The main Eid congregation of the country was held at
the National Eidgah at 9:00am Saturday, attended by President Zillur Rahman
among others. Separate arrangements were made at the Eidgah for women, diplomats
and their wives.
In separate messages, President Zillur Rahman and
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the people of the country on the occasion.
Leader of the Opposition and BNP Chairperson Khaleda
Zia also greeted the country people.