Eid being observed across the nation

KATHMANDU: Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with zest and zeal on Thursday.

The great festival of the Islamic community is being observed with great gaiety and gusto by reciting special Namaz, offering prayers in mosque, receiving blessings from elders and giving blessings to juniors.

The festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe a stringent dawn-to-dusk fast.

On this day, Muslims gathered mainly in the mosque or any outdoor location in the early morning for prayer and break their fast feasting on delicacies.

The government has declared a public holiday today on the occasion.

Muslim men of Rautahat's Islamic community attend the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Rautahat, on July 7, 2016. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha
Muslim men of Rautahat's Islamic community attend the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Rautahat, on July 7, 2016. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha