At the end of the month-long Ramadan, the holy Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in the country today (Thursday).
The day begins with Eid congregations in every part of the country. Most of the Muslim people have already joined their near and dear ones to celebrate the biggest festival.
As the moon for the month of Shawwal was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the national moon sighting committee took the decision to celebrate the Eid Thursday.
The 30th day of Ramadan, 1437 Hijri was completed on Wednesday and the counting of Shawwal begins.
Though the three-day public holiday began on Tuesday on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the government service-holders are enjoying an extended nine-day holiday as prime minister Sheikh Hasina declared 4 July as holiday by an executive order.
All preparations for holding the Eid congregations have already been completed across the country.
In the capital Dhaka, more than 400 Eid-ul-Fitr congregations are set to be held. The port city of Chittagong is also expected to see 250 such congregations.
The main Eid congregation in Dhaka city is scheduled to be held at the National Eidgah on the premises of the Supreme Court at 8:30am.
Like earlier occasions, the country's largest Eid congregation is expected to be held at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj at 10am. This will be the 189th Eid Jamaat in the historical Eidgah.
The government has chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr with due respect and religious fervour.
The national flag are scheduled to be hoisted at government, autonomous and non-government offices and other important establishments.
Important traffic islands and light posts in Dhaka city have been decorated with miniature national flags and flags inscribed with “Eid Mubarak”.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private television channels are airing special programmes.Improved diets are being served in hospitals, jails and orphanages.
City corporations will keep open the children parks, allowing free entry of all visitors on occasion of Eid.
Law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police, will ensure security in and around the main Eid congregation.
Divisional, district and upazila administrations and local government bodies have taken preparations in their respective areas to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr.