Ramadan Eid comes after 30 days of fasting from Sunrise to Sundown with observance of special evening prayers called Tarawih Prayers, in addition to the five daily prayers and the advent of Eid-ul-Fitr (also called Rojar Eid or Ramadan Eid) is awaited with the high hopes of all Muslims around the world and Bangladesh is no exception. Immediately following Laylatul Qadr the atmosphere is charged in anticipation. A day or two prior, firecrackers can be heard in the neighborhood streets followed by exclamations of delight. The children are all smiles and trains are packed with eager village bound travelers, like the one shown here.
While Bangladesh observes the many holidays and festivals of all its religions, Eid-ul-Fitr is by far the largest followed by Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja.
Bangladesh is a secular country located in South Asia. Over 80% of its citizens are Muslim, although some are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or other religions.
Wishing Muslims throughout the world all the blessings of Eid. Eid Mubarak!