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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated

Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated on Saturday in the country after a month-long fating of Ramadan.

The country’s main Eid jamaat (congregation) in the capital was held at the National Eidgah on Bangladesh Supreme Court premises at 8.30 in the morning. President Abdul Hamid offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with hundreds of people from all walks of life at the National Eidgah.

Chief justice, cabinet members, judges of the Supreme Court, members of parliament,senior political leaders and high civil and military officials also offered prayers at the main Eid congregation.

Eid-ul-Fitr is an 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.

During munajats after Eid congregations (jamaats), the Muslims also prayed for divine blessings to help strengthen national unity against all odds and destructive activities.

Gor-e-Shaheed Baro Maidan in Dinajpur and Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj held the country’s biggest Eid congregations at 9.00am and at 10am respectively.

Five Eid congregations were held at the Baitul Muqarram National Mosque at 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 10:45am.

Law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police have taken tight security measures to ensure security in and around the main Eid congregation.