Eid al-Fitr is a significant religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is marked at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic blessed month of fasting. The pious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not acceptable to fast. The holiday observes the end of the 29th or 30th days of dawn-to-sunset fasting through the whole month of Ramadan.
The celebration of Eid ul-Fitr has become an element of the culture of Bangladesh. It is the most significant religious celebration for the bulk of Muslims in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government announces the holiday for three days on Eid-ul Fitr. But almost all schools, colleges and offices stay closed for a week. This is the happiest time of the year for nearly all of the people in Bangladesh.
All extrovert public transport from the main cities has become extremely crowded on the highway. In many hand baggages the fares lean to rise in malice of government restrictions. The Eid prayers are on Eid day held all over the country. This prayer held in open areas like fields and Eidgahs or inside of the mosques. People return home and visit each other’s home after the Eid prayers. They eat sweet dishes called Sheer Khurma, Shirini, and other delicacies dishes like kofta, biryani, kebab etc.
During the day people hug each other and replace salutations. It is also usual for children of the society to stroke the feet of the seniors and seniors recurring blessings. Money and food is given to the poor. In the rural areas, the Eid festival is experimental with great display. There are different types of games like kabaddi, boat racing, and other traditional Bangladeshi games are played. People play music, visit each other’s houses both rural and city area.
Bangladeshis are very active to hold their culture. The Eid-Ul-Fitr is the great festival for the Muslims. In all area of this country people enjoy this festival with glory and excitement.