Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on Saturday after a month-long fasting in Ramadan.

Preparations have already been made to hold Eid-ul-Fitr jamaats in the capital and other districts across the country.

The main Eid congregation will be held at the National Eidgah in the High Court premises in the capital Dhaka at 8:30 am (local time) on Eid day. President Zillur Rahman will offer his Eid prayer at the National Eidagh.

Five jamaats will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, scheduled at 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am and the last at 11:15am on that day.

There will be separate arrangements for women and foreign diplomats and their wives to perform Eid prayers at those premises.

The country’s biggest Eid congregation will be held at Sholakhia Eidgah, Kishoreganj.

The authorities have taken fool-proof security measures for peaceful holding of the Eid congregations across the country.

The national flag will be hoisted atop government and non-government offices on the occasion. Main city streets will be decorated with miniature flags inscribed with “Eid Mubarak” in Bengali and Arabic.

The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will also be celebrated at the Bangladesh missions abroad.

On the Eid day, special diets will be served in hospitals, jails, government-run orphanages, homes for the socially handicapped and vagabonds and shelter homes for the destitute.

The Shishu Park in the city will remain open for the underprivileged children on Eid day. Cultural functions, friendly football matches and Eid gatherings of children will also be held across the country.

State-owned Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television as well as private television channels and radio stations will broadcast special programs on the occasion.

BBN/SI/AD-10SEpt10-11:34 pm (BST)