The holy Eid-ul-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 Saturday, June 16, 2018.
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-ul-fitr.
Meanwhile, many people from different places came to their village homes to celebrate the festival with their near endear ones.
The stages were almost set for smooth holding of Eid prayers in the town of Gouripur and elsewhere. Due to rain most Eid congregations in this upazila were held in the mosques at around 9:30 .Besides, marking the Eid, Freedom Fighter Alhaj Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP, AL aspirants of coming election for Mymensingh-3(Gouripur) like central leader Krishibid Doctor Shameul Alam Liton, former Assist General Secretary of Bangabandhu Foundation Naznin Alam; Mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam; Md. Murshedujjaman Selim, Assistant Secretary of Sub-committee at Bangladesh Awami League; former Upazila AL President Freedom Fighter Adv. Abul Kalam Azad; former Upazila Chairman Ali Ahmed Khan Pathhan Salvee; Rabeya Islam Doly, Upazila vice chairman; Principal A.K.M Abdur Rafique; District AL leader GM Babul (VP Babul) 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 Friday 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.