HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Muslims across the country will celebrate Eid al-Fitr with much gusto and fanfare tomorrow. The day marks the end of Ramadan, the holy festival of the Muslim community. The Muslims observing this festival will stay on fast for self-purification for a month.
Devotees, who have been fasting during the Ramadan, observe the occasion with a feast. Revellers throng mosques before dawn for Eid prayers and listen to sermons from their religious guru.
Hundreds of Muslims throng Jame Mosque at Bagbazaar in Kathmandu for the festival, which is celebrated with family and friends. Muslim families, on this occasion, donate rice, barley and dates to the poor. President Ram Baran Yadav, in his Eid message, has extended greetings to all Muslims at home and abroad wishing for peace, happiness and prosperity.
He also expressed hope that the festival will help promote social harmony and brotherhood in the country. Issuing a press release, CPN- UML has also wished for peace and prosperity to the Muslim community.
The government has declared public holiday to mark the festival.