The Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh on Sunday, May 1, hence Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Moon Sighting Committee at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Sunday evening.
Tomorrow, May 2, will be the last day of Ramadan, as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh this evening.
After fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims across the world will be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr with the first sighting of the crescent moon. Eid is observed on the very first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, called Shawwal.
The main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at 8:30 am at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the capital on Eid day. There will be five Eid jamaats (congregations) at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the day.
Besides, another congregation for the holy Eid-ul-Fitr prayers will be held at 8:30 am at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Eid day.
The largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj will be held at 10:00am on Eid day, after a Covid-induced hiatus of two years.
Dozens of villages in Chandpur always observe Eid in keeping with Saudi Arabia, where the occasion will start on Monday. But this time some residents of three villages in Chandpur and Patuakhali celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr even a day before Saudi Arabia after reports of Shawwal moon-sighting in Afghanistan, Niger and Mali.