The Holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday. The month of Ramadan ended this evening and the Arabic Shawwal month of 1441 Hizri started.
“The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Monday ,Insha’Allah, as the moon of Shawwal month of 1441 Hijri was not sighted today in the skyline of the country,” Religious Affairs Secretary Md Nurul Islam told a briefing at the conference room of Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mokarram National Mosque on yesterday evening.Earlier, Nurul Islam presided over the National Moon Sighting Committee meeting at the conference room of Islamic Foundation in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Maghrib prayers on Saturday.
Eid-ul-Fitr is Arabic word meaning “festival of breaking of the fast”. The festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the holy Ramadan.
On the Eid day morning, Muslims gather at mosques and prayer venues to perform Eid prayers and greet each other. The festival is celebrated by visiting friends and relatives, hosting food parties and sharing sweets.