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Thousands celebrate Eid in Bangladesh Thursday along with Saudi Arabia

  • Published at 12:54 pm May 13th, 2021
Barisal Eid
Muslims offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Jamaat in Barisal on Thursday, May 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

In most places people are not maintaining health safety guidelines while offering Eid prayers

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in hundreds of villages in several districts on Thursday in line with the festive day in Saudi Arabia.

Most Muslims in Bangladesh will officially celebrate Eid on Friday, as the moon of the Islamic calendar month of Shawwal could not be sighted on Wednesday.

But followers of different clerics or Pirs in these villages traditionally observe most religious festivals such as Ramadan, Eids, Shab-e-Barat and Shab-e-Qadr in keeping with dates followed in countries of the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia and the other Middle Eastern countries are celebrating the Eid on Thursday, as the moon of the month of Shawwal was not sighted there on Monday.

In Chandpur, hundreds of residents of at least 40 villages are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour, reports our correspondent Ibrahim Rony.

Few villages in Chandpur celebrate Eid every year in accordance with Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries.

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According to police, Eid was celebrated in Faridganj, Hajiganj and Matlab North areas of Chandpur. As many as 34 Eid congregations were held in these areas.

In Lalmonirhat, more than 500 families from three unions performed Eid-ul-Fitr prayers a day in advance in line with Saudi Arabia.

Kaliganj upazila Nirbahi Officer Abdul Mannan said: “Like every year, some people in Tusbhandar, Sundrahabi, Kakina, Chaparhat, Chandrapur, Aminganj and Munsipara areas have performed Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in harmony with Saudi Arabia.

“Considering the current coronavirus situation, people have performed Eid prayers in the mosques of these areas while maintaining hygiene rules. The local police administration has taken steps to monitor the matter,” he added.

In Tangail, 40 families are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday in Shashinara village of Delduar upazila, reports Abdullah Al Numan.

Since 2012, the people of this village have been observing Ramadan and Eid on the same day as the countries of the Middle East.

Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were held at the local mosque at 9:00am where more than 200 men and women participated.

However, despite holding Eid congregation in mosques following the government's instructions, the worshipers were not seen to be following any kind of health rules. Apart from the locals, devotees from different districts also participated in the prayers.

In Dinajpur, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the Sadar, Chirirbandar, Birol, Kaharol, Birampur upazilas and several other areas on Thursday, reports our correspondent Faruk Hossain.

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About 1,500 families in 13 upazilas of the district are celebrating Eid in harmony with Saudi Arabia.

More than 200 devotees, including men and women, offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the party centre in Dinajpur city on Thursday.

Besides, Eid Jamaats were held at Saitara village in Chirirbandar upazila, Kandebpur and Kazipara in Birol upazila, Joynanda and Gareya in Kaharol upazila and two villages in Birampur upazila.

In Barisal, more than 45,000 people of 12,000 families are celebrating Eid, reports our correspondent Anisur Rahman Swapan.

Due to the pandemic, the main congregation of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr is not being held at the central Eidgah Maidan in Barisal but Eid Jamaats will be held in the mosques of Barisal city as per the government guidelines, said Swapan Kumar Das, Public Relations Officer of Barisal City Corporation.


Muslims embracing each other after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers flouting health safety guidelines at a mosque in Barisal on Thursday, May 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Maulana Kazi Abdul Mannan, president of the Barisal metropolitan branch of the National Imam Association, said that different mosques are holding two to three Eid congregations in compliance with the health rules.

In Moulvibazar, hundreds of families are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in keeping with Saudi Arabia, reports our correspondent Saiful Islam.

Eid Jamaat was held on Thursday at on the roof of a house of one Ahmed Shabista in the Circuit House area of Moulvibazar town. Men and women from different areas took part in the prayers.

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At the end of the prayer, prayers were offered for the Muslims of Palestine, and to rid the world of the coronavirus.

In Bhola, about 3,000 people in 10 villages are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, reports our correspondent Ahad Chowdhury Tuhin.

Their biggest Eid Jamaat was held at at the Jamia Mosque in Mulaipattan village of Tobgi union in Borhanuddin upazila.

Meanwhile, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers of the followers of Sureshwari Darbar Sharif and Sat Kania Mirzakhil Darbar Sharif were also held at the door of Majnu Mia's house in the same village.

At the end of the prayers, some people embraced each other flouting health safety measures.

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