Bangladesh: Eid on Monday, if Shawal moon sighted today (Sunday)


Dhaka, Bangladesh : The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, if the Shawal moon is sighted today (Sunday).

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The National Moon Sighting Committee will hold a meeting today at 7 pm at the conference room of Islamic Foundation to decide the date of Eid-ul-Fitr after reviewing information on Shawal moon sighting.

State Minister for Religious Affairs and President of National Moon Sighting Committee Advocate Shahjahan Mian will chair the meeting.

After month-long fasting, the holy Eid-ul-Fitr brings divine blessings and pleasure in the lives of the Muslims.

In Eidgahs, Muslims will pray together seeking divine blessings for all and
exchange greetings with one another.

President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina conveyed Eid greetings to the countrymen in separate massages.

Leader of the opposition Begum Khaleda Zia also greeted the countrymen on this occasion.

September 20, 21 and 22 will be public holidays. If Eid is celebrated on September 22 instead 21, September 23 will also be a holiday as per executive order of the government.

The main Eid congregation of the capital city will be held at the National Eidgah at 9 am. In case of inclement weather, the second jamaat of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will be treated as the main Eid congregation.

Khatib of the National Mosque Prof Moulana Salahuddin will conduct the main Eid congregation. Five jamaats of Eid prayers will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

A total of 360 Eid jamaats will be held in 90 wards of the capital under the management of Dhaka City Corporation.

The largest congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at Sholakia Maidan in Kishoreganj.

In the capital, the national flag and flags inscribed with Eid Mubarak will be hoisted atop different buildings and at road islands. Important buildings will be illuminated.

Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar, private TV channels will air special programmes. National dailies have already published supplements.

Improved diets will be served in hospitals, Prisons, child homes, vagrants homes, orphanages and shelter centres. Bangladesh missions abroad will also celebrate Eid with due solemnity.