Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday (3 May). Bangladesh celebrated a restriction-free Eid after 2 years following the restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
However, inflation and soaring prices of commodity items dampened the celebration to some extent. Prices of beef and all kinds of chicken have shot up in the capital's kitchen markets ahead of Eid-ul -Fitr with the rise in demand.
Just a day ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, bottled soybean oils of all brands have nearly vanished from store shelves across the country. Edible oil prices have been rising in the international market since Indonesia banned palm oil exports two weeks ago.
The first Eid jamaat at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital was held at 7am on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Throngs of people were seen attending the jamaat. Members of law enforcement agencies were stationed at Baitul Mukarram to maintain safety and security of all.
A total of five Eid jamaats were held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital, according to a press release issued by Islamic Foundation on Saturday.
Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Senior Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Mizanur Rahman led the first Eid jamaat.
The second Eid jamaat was held at 8am led by Hafez Mufti Muhibullah Baki Nadvi. Dr Maolana Abu Saleh Patowari led the third jamaat at 9am while Hafez Maolana Ehsanul Haque and Maolana Muhiuddin Kashem will led the fourth and fifth jamaat respectively at 10am and 10:45am.
Besides, the main Eid jamaat of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was held at the National Eidgah in the capital today after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After two years, country's main Eid Jamaat was held in the National Eidgah in a festive manner without any restrictions.
The Eid jamaat could not be placed for the last two years at the National Eidgah due to Covid-19 outbreak.
Hafez Maulana Mufti Ruhul Amin, khatib of at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, led the main Eid jamaat held at 8:30am.
Cabinet members, members of national parliament, politicians, diplomats and people from all walks gathered at the Eidgah to perform Eid prayers.
Law enforcement agencies ensured foolproof security at the site.