The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the greatest religious festivals of Muslims, is being celebrated in the country today.
Eid-ul-Fitr is an Arabic word meaning "festival of breaking of the fast" as it marks the end of the Muslim’s fasting month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
The festival is celebrated by visiting friends and relatives, hosting food parties and sharing sweets.
Children not only get new clothes and shoes, but also receive cash gifts called "Salami" from their elders, relatives and well-wishers.
The occasion is seen as a time of forgiveness and giving thanks to Allah for helping people complete their month-long spiritual fasting.
The main congregation of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr has been held at the National Eidgah in the capital. Due to inclement weather, the congregation started at 8:30 am as per the pre-arranged schedule. Prayers end at 8:37 pm.
Tight security measures were seen in and around the Eid Jamaat venues at the National Eidgah and at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
President Md Abdul Hamid offered the Eid prayers along with his family members and some officials at the Bangabhaban Durbar Hall in Dhaka in the morning.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday greeted the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on the occasion of the Eid and issued separate messages praying for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, the Muslim Ummah, the interfaith harmony and global peace.