Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated today in hundreds of villages in Chattogram, Moulvibazar and Jamalpur in line with the festive day in London, Europe, Saudi Arabia.
More than 50 villages including two in Anowara upazila are celebrating Eid Thursday in Chattogram, reports Prothom Alo, Ittefaq & Bhorer Kagoj
Barumchara and Tailardip in Anowara upzila held Eid congregations at 8am in the morning. The main Eid congregation (jamat) was held at Mirzakhil shrine field.
Md Maswudur Rahman, a spokesperson of the shrine, said they avoided holding big congregations like the previous Eid amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the Muslims held the congregations in small groups.
Though the festival is being celebrated in several parts of the country, most Muslims in Bangladesh will officially celebrate Eid tomorrow.
More than 100 families celebrated Eid in Moulvibazar today.
The jamat was held at 7am in the morning on the rooftop of a house. After the jamat, the devotees prayed for the nation as well as the embattled Muslims in Palestine.
“We have been arranging jamat in line with the Saudi Arabia for a long time,” said Majedul Haque, a person taking part in jamat.
People of 13 villages in Jamalpur took part in Eid jamat held at South Balardiar Jame Mosque at 8am in the morning.
Rakib Uddin, 65, hailing from Dasher Bari, said, “We have been taking part in Eid jamat following Saudi Arabia for 16 years.”
People of 20 villages including Mithaikhali in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat have also been celebrating Eid with Saudi Arabia for 45 years. The villages are in festive mood during this year’s celebrations too.
More than 200 muslims took part in Eid Jamat held at Chaterhat bazar of Mongla upazila in Bagerhat at 8:30 am in the morning. The Eid jamat has been held in line with the Saudi Arabia for six years.
Police personnel were present during the congregation to avoid any untoward incident.
Mawlana Azharul Islam, who led the congregation, said, “The time difference between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh is only three and a half hours. A whole day cannot be separated for a difference of only a few hours.”
“Men-women prayed separately here. The number of people who joined the jamat was more than last year,” he added.