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Eid Mubarak

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EID UL FITR is an important religious event celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The Eid (Muslim religious festival) is the first and only day in the month of Shawal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
Eid is celebrated in Bangladesh by going to Eid prayers and then eating special dishes with the entire family. It is one of the two occasions in the year which people get to spend with their near and dear ones. Whenever any major festival like Eid comes we see a mad dash for transport to enable those living in Dhaka to go to their villages.
While the government does not hesitate to spend millions in providing private cars for use for its officials, it leaves the vast majority of citizens to essentially fend for themselves during the two major festivals of the year. While major infrastructural changes are occurring in Dhaka it is also essential to develop and maintain strong networks of other transport systems like rail and water for our masses--if only to facilitate the journeys of those going back to their village homes for Eid.
For those living in the capital city the empty roads is a welcome respite from the usual chaotic mass that exists in other time. People in the capital usually visit family members or watch special programmes on TV which are aired specifically for Eid.
While we wish for everyone to rejoice the word Eid itself means solemn festival so we would like to remind everyone to observe in the spirit in which it was bestowed. Hope, the upcoming Eid will be the most peaceful while everyone would follow the spirit of the day. We wish all our well-wishers, readers and patrons a joyful and pleasant Eid.  Eid Mubarak !


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