The holy Eid-al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and the first largest religious festival of the Muslim Ummah, was celebrated with solemnity across Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh district on Monday, June 26, 2017.
It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid-al-Fitr.
Meanwhile, many people from different places came to their village homes to celebrate the festival with their near endear ones.
The stage was almost set for smooth holding of Eid prayers in the town of Gouripur and elsewhere. The main Eid congregation was held at Khelar Mathh Eidgah Maidan near the Gouripur Stadium around 9:45 am and the second largest congregation in the town was held at Islamabad Madrasha's playing ground at 10.00 am being looked after by Gouripur Pourashava.
Besides, marking the Eid, Freedom Fighter Alhaj Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP, AL aspirants who bought nomination papers for Mymensingh-3(Gouripur) by-election last year like central leader Krishibid Doctor Shameul Alam Liton, Mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam; former Upazila AL President Freedom Fighter Adv. Abul Kalam Azad; former Upazila Chairman Ali Ahmed Khan Pathhan Salvee; Assist General Secretary of Bangabandhu Foundation Naznin Alam; Adv Muzzamel Huque of Supreme Court greeted party men as well as the Muslims across Gouripur upazila. Leaders of different political and socio cultural organisations in their messages greeted the people.
Important public houses, thoroughfares and road sides of the town were decorated with national flags, gates and banners inscribed with 'Eid Mubarak’.
However, on Sunday morning about 2 hundred Muslims who are followers to the Sureshuri Mazar at Shariatpur, celebrated their Eid under the leadership of Pir Syed Shahnur Abtab Parvez Nuri at village Bahadurpur of this upazila.
June 27, 2017