|Nepali Muslims in morning prayers in a mosque in Kathmandu marking the Eid-ud-Fitr, Monday, Sep 21 09. The government has announced public holiday today. nepalnews.com/rhÂ |
In Nepal, the Muslim community is celebrating the festival, which bears important religious significance, by attending special congregational prayers in mosques across the country.
On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family wakes up very early and after the first normal everyday prayer, is required to eat in a small quantity, symbolising the end of Ramadan. After the special prayers, festivities and merriment are commonly observed with visits to the homes of relatives and friends to ask Allah for blessings.
It is also a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace of congregation, fellowship, brotherhood and unity. nepalnews.com