President appeals to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr without large gatherings
KATHMANDU: Muslims are celebrating their festival, Eid. This festival is also called Eid-ul-Fitr. Today, after one month of strict fasting, people celebrate this day by praying to Allah with joy.
According to the Arabic calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the tenth month, after fasting for the entire ninth month each year. Now it is 1442 AH. Since the Muslim holy book Quran was written this month, it is believed that one express gratitude to Allah while fasting.
Giving alms, serving the poor and paying the zakat are the great features of this month. As the moon was not seen on the last day of fasting on Thursday, Nepali Jame Masjid Kathmandu issued a statement on Wednesday informing people to celebrate Eid on Friday.
At this festival, Muslims eat special dishes like biryani, sewai, different types of meat, fruits etc.
Congratulatory message from the President and the Prime Minister
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari expressed confidence that Eid, celebrated as a festival of mutual harmony, would help in enhancing the spirit of brotherhood among all Nepalis, enhancing social harmony and paving the way for cooperation.
On the occasion of Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr), she wished happiness, peace and prosperity to the Nepali Muslim brothers and sisters at home and abroad. She said that the festival is a fundamental identity of cultural and social diversity.
“It is this unity among diversity that has made Nepali nationality stronger, As the second new form of coronavirus infection has appeared in Nepal as a pandemic, I would like to make a special request to celebrate Eid by following the public health standards issued by the Government of Nepal for prevention from infection.”
In his congratulatory message on the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that Nepal is a beautiful country with multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multilingual and multi-cultural features. It has been requested to celebrate this festival being aware of COVID-19 infection..