The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Friday (May 18) in the country as the new moon was not sighted on Wednesday (May 16) in Bangladesh sky. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision in a meeting at its office on Wednesday evening after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan.
Religious Affairs Minister and moon sighting committee president Principle Motiur Rahman presided over the meeting, local media reports said.
During the holy month, all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions will follow new office timing as announced by the government.
All the offices will remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 15-minute Zohr prayer break from 1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the month.