Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated in Bangladesh as the crescent moon heralding the month of Shawal has been sighted in the country’s northern Rajshahi on Monday evening.

The Muslims will offer Eid prayers seeking divine blessings and eternal peace, progress and prosperity of the people.
The main Eid congregation will be held at the National Eidgah at 8:30am.
Five congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am.
Eid congregations will be also held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangshad, Dhaka University Central Mosque and other places.
Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka
Metropolitan Police, Dhaka divisional commissioner’s office, Islamic Foundation, mass communications department and Public Works Department said that they had completed all preparations for holding the main Eid congregation at the National Eidgah.
The authorities have made special arrangements for women and foreign dignitaries and spouses to say prayers at the National Eidgah.

The national flag will be hoisted atop all government buildings on the day of Eid.
Both Dhaka city corporations will hoist flags inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ on poles set up along city roads.

Hospitals, children’s homes and jails will serve special diets.

The city corporations and a number of socio-cultural organisations said that they had completed preparations for holding Eid congregations in the capital.

Similarly, preparations have also been made for holding congregations elsewhere across the country.
The Dhaka city corporations will hold about 330 Eid congregations in the capital.
Socio-religious organisations have, meanwhile, made separate arrangements for Eid congregations in different neighbourhoods in the city.

Bangladesh’s largest Eid congregation will take place at Sholakhia in Kishoreganj.

Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private television channels will air special programmes and newspapers will carry special supplements to mark the occasion.
Bangladesh missions abroad will also celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, an official handout said.
The Dhaka city corporations arranged entry of all poor children to all its children’s parks free of cost on Eid day.

All preparations, including setting up of structures for Eid congregations at traditional and temporary venues have been completed in all divisional, district and upazila (sub-district) headquarters.

BBN/SSR/AD-28JUly14-7:38 pm (BST)