KATHMANDUL: Muslim devotees all around the world are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, a three-day feast that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on Monday.

The government of Nepal has declared a public holiday today to ensure all the Muslim devotees residing in the country would be able to celebrate the festival and attend Namaj in the mosque. Muslim devotees converge mainly in the mosque or any outdoor location in the early morning for the Eid prayer. After the prayer, they share best wishes among them by hugging each other. An Islam devotee said that they even donate a part of the money that they earn throughout the year to the poor on the day. They organise different programmes to mark the auspicious day. Meanwhile, President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and senior leaders of different parties have conveyed their best wishes to all the Muslim people.