KATHMANDU, July 18
Muslims across the country on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan, with joy and fervour.
Devotees thronged the mosques to offer Eid prayers and greet each other ‘Eid Mubarak’.
In Kathmandu, devotees offered Eid prayers at Jame Masjid in Bag Bazaar.
The festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe a stringent dawn-to-dusk fast. After breaking the fast, they enjoy various delicacies with relatives and friends. The government has declared a public holiday tomorrow for Eid celebrations.
President Ram Baran Yadav extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to ‘all Nepali Muslim sisters and brothers at home and abroad’ for happiness, peace and prosperity. “I wish that the festival will inspire all of us for reconciliation, unity and peace,” said President Yadav in his message.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala also extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to Muslims on Saturday. In his Eid greetings, Prime Minister Koirala said such religious occasion would help strengthen national unity and promote social harmony and economic and social development. Various political parties and their leaders also extended their best wishes to the Muslim community in Nepal.
A version of this article appears in print on July 19, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.