The decision was taken by the National Moon Sighting Committee as the moon for Zilhaj month was not sighted on Friday anywhere in Bangladesh.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhaj of the Hizri calendar. Since there was no report of moon-sighting on Friday, Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on September 13, an official of Islamic Foundation confirmed BSS.
The national moon-sighting committee held a meeting on Friday at the Islamic Foundation with Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Religious Affairs Ministry Bazlul Haque Harun in the chair.
The committee's decision came after evaluating data and reports from all district administrations, offices of Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh Meteorological Department and Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisaiton.