Eid Tuesday as moon not sighted

Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Tuesday as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Sunday.

Muslim worshippers pray at the start of the celebrations for the Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Bamako's Magnabougou neighbourhood on 1 May 2022.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Sunday evening at Islamic Foundation meeting room at Baitul Mukarram mosque in Dhaka.

Muslim devotees offer Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Eidgah in Kandahar on 1 May 2022.

Following the meeting, state minister of religious affairs Md Faridul Haque said the news of moon sighting anywhere in the country has not been found.

He also said that is the reason why tomorrow will be the last day of holy Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr will be held on Tuesday.

However, people of several villages in Chandpur and Patuakhali districts celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday in accordance with the celebration of Eid in Afghanistan, Niger and Mali.