Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated
The holy Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated across the country today with due solemnity and religious fervor.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have given separate messages to the countrymen on the occasion.
The first Eid Jamaat was held at the National Baitul Mukarram Mosque in the capital at 7:00 am while the second, third and fourth Eid Jammat was held at 8:00 am, 9:00 am and 10:00 am respectively.
Like other Muslim countries, the Muslim devotees of Bangladesh celebrating the religious festival as per the lunar calendar.
The government has urged people to avoid any kind of social gathering and use face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
It has declared three-day official holiday--on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday marking the Eid-ul-Azha.
The government officials and employees have, however, been asked to stay at their respective work stations during the Eid holidays for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the Religious Affairs Ministry on July 13 issued a notification urging all authorities concerned to take measures for holding the Eid congregations following the directives issued by the Cabinet Division and maintaining the health guidelines.