Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed in the country on Friday with due religious solemnity.
On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.
After the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started observing the birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) nationally in 1973, said a PID handout on Wednesday.
The day is a public holiday.
The Muslims across the country offer special prayers marking the day.
Marking the day, Islamic Foundation has taken a 14-day long special programme from October 29-November 13 on the occasion.
Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam will inaugurate the programme as the chief guest on Thursday.
Source: United News of Bangladesh