Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated amid religious fervor and enthusiasm after a month of fasting in Bangladesh today.
The first and second Eid congregations was held at 7am and 8am at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The next three jamaats are slated for 9am, 10am, and 10:45am.President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the nation in separate messages on the occasion of Eid.
This year, Eid is being celebrated in a different scenario without any outdoor programme and Eid jamaat at Eidgahs across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government has urged people to avoid Eidgah or other open places for Eid congregations and offer prayers at local mosques maintaining health guidelines.
The devotees have been urged to bring prayer mats from home. Other than that, arrangements should be made at entrances of the mosques for washing hands, the notification added.
The devotees must wear masks inside mosques and avoid using prayer mats and caps that were stored there.
Children, elderly people, people with physical ailments, and those taking care of the sick should not be allowed to attend jamaats.Apart from these, the devotees were requested to avoid shaking hands and the customary hugging after the prayers.