Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated amid feasting, family reunions and boisterous festivities across the country on Thursday.
The day’s programs began with offering Eid prayers by millions of Muslims at mosques and eidgahs throughout Bangladesh.
Back from prayers amid rains, they are now visiting friends, relatives, neighbours and ‘Murabbis’ who are the eldest members of the families.
The Eid celebrations come a month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting.
Before offering the Eid prayers, they gave out charity known as ‘Fitra’. Along with that some people who earn above the certain limit are entitled they gave give 2.5 percent of their income to the needy, which is known as ‘Zakat’ and is obligatory.
The national flag was hoisted atop government and non-government office buildings. The main city streets and road islands were decorated with the national flags and banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ in Bangla and Arabic.
Television channels and radio stations are telecasting special programmes.
Special diet are being served in hospitals, jails, government child families, Chotomoni Nibash, centres for persons with disabilities, shelter homes, orphanages, Vagrant Welfare and Destitute Welfare centres.