Eid-ul-Fitr | The Daily Star
  • Jamdani Sari fair

    Jamdani fair in Dhaka ahead of Eid

    Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) organises a Jamdani fair at the National Museum in Dhaka, targeting the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

  • stop unfit vehicles running

    Jatri Kalyan Samity wants smooth journey during Eid

    Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity urges the government to take necessary measures so that no vehicle without fitness can ply on the highways during Eid rush.

  • Road and highway dept officials’ leave cancelled

    Leave of all officials of Road and Highway Department (RHD) is cancelled from June 15 to three days after Eid-ul-Fitr to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid holidaymakers.

  • 4 killed in Bandarban road crash

    At least four people including three children are killed as a Chander Gari, a locally assembled motorised car, overturns after hitting a roadside tree in Miranja tourist area of Lama in Bandarban.

  • Unprecedented security for Sholakia Eidgah

    Against the backdrop of the last year's militant attack, the government has taken unprecedented security measures for the country's largest Eidgah Sholakia, where hundreds of thousands of people offer prayers on the Eid day.

  • Long tailbacks on highways for Eid rush

    Thousands of home-bound holidaymakers, who are leaving Dhaka, face long tailbacks at places on different highways outside the city due to the heavy pressure of vehicles.

  • Celebrating Eid without loved ones

    While Eid is a time of joy and happiness, it is also one of immeasurable sadness for those of us who recall happy occasions with family members who are no longer in our midst.

  • Eid home-goers face long tailbacks

    Home-bound people get stuck on different highways and roads due to serious traffic chaos as a large number of vehicles left the capital for many destinations of the country ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Sale of advance bus, train tickets from June 12

    Eid holidaymakers will be able to collect advance bus and train tickets from June 12.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated across country

    The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated today across the country with due fervour and solemnity. President President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greet the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Mismanagement, lack of security unfold in Zakat distribution

    Distribution of clothes for Zakat ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr is going on in the country amid mismanagement and lack of security.


    Standing on the bank of the Buriganga in Old Dhaka, Islampur still remains a commercial hub for wholesale trade of fabrics

  • Bold colours the trend for this Eid

    With Eid fast approaching, Tangail's sari weavers are working at full capacity. Deep and bright colours are in vogue this season, often styled with chumki, applique or other embroidery features. Cotton and half-silk saris adorned with golden-

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM to inaugurate 2 four-lane highways July 2

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Dhaka-Chittagong and Joydebpur-Mymensingh four-lane highways on July 2, the road transport and bridges minister says.

  • Chondon – an ethnic treasure trove within the city

    In this edition of Lifestyle's rendezvous, we visit Chondon- an upscale traditional store whose Eid collection is waiting to be explored!

  • Good news for govt employees

    The Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims, is a time of great happiness and rejoicing to be spent in the warm embrace of the near and dear ones.

  • Repair dilapidated roads before Eid

    Thousands of people will travel back home on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr, Bangladesh government

    Civil servants to get 9-day Eid holiday

    Good news for civil servants! The government declares a long nine-day holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest Muslim religious festival, starting from July 1.

  • Boutiques buzzing before Eid

    Sounds of stamping, rubbing and sewing machines are getting louder every day since the beginning of Ramadan as workers are spending the busiest time of the year in doing embroidery, blocks and batik prints.

  • Minimum Fitra fixed Tk 70

    Fitra fixed at minimum Tk 65

    This year's minimum Fitra has been fixed at Tk 65 per head while the maximum is Tk 1,650.

  • Bangladesh Railway

    Eid advance train tickets from June 22

    Bangladesh Railway authorities will begin selling advance train tickets from June 22 to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.

  • Minimum Fitra fixed Tk 70

    Fitra fixed at Tk 65

    This year's Fitra has been fixed at minimum Tk 65 per head and maximum Tk 1,650.

  • The untold story of Jamdani

    In the early hours of every Friday near the Demra Staff Quarter on the outskirts of Dhaka, a market comes alive with a frenzy of activities. This is a traditional haat, a place where a large number of saris and Jamdani fabrics are available at wholesale

  • CNG filling stations to stay open 24hrs from July 1-10

    The CNG refueling stations across the country will remain open round the clock for 10 days from July 1 to ensure smooth journey of people during the Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Rain to continue till Monday

    Heavy rain is likely to continue at most places of the country except Rangpur till Monday evening, according to met officials.

  • Khaleda for maintaining social ties among politicians

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia stresses the need for maintaining social relations by political parties for the greater good of the country.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr's appeal conducive to building peaceful society: President

    President Abdul Hamid says Eid-ul-Fitr's appeal is unique to build a peaceful and friendly society as the people of all strata.

  • Eid celebrated in full gear despite rain

    After early morning special eid prayers in mosques and other outdoor locations, Muslims across the country celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr in full gear greeting each other saying 'Eid Mubarak'.

  • Kamrul to be brought back after Eid: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith says Kamrul Islam, an accused of 13-year-old boy Rajon killing, would be brought back home from Saudi Arabia after Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Eid today

    The holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on Saturday as the Shawwal moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday.