Outdoor celebration banned on Xmas, 31st night
Published: 03:49 PM, 21 December 2021 Updated: 05:59 PM, 21 December 2021
Outdoor celebration banned on Xmas, 31st night; File Photo
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed to celebrate Christmas, the biggest religious festival of Christians and the English New Year 'Thirty First Night', on a limited scale due to the rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus in different countries of the world.
Christmas will be celebrated on December 25 and Thirty First Night on December 31.
The Public Security Department of the Home Ministry has sent letters to the Inspector General of Police, Divisional Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Range DIG, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, President and Secretary General of the Bangladesh Christian Association instructing them to limit the celebration of the festival.
According to the letter, it would be reasonable to hold a limited gathering on Christmas and Thirty First Night without holding any public meeting, gathering, and religious, social and cultural program. To this end, the local administration and law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain strict surveillance and ensure security.
If necessary, hygiene should be ensured by holding meetings and discussions with the concerned people in the upazila, district, divisional and metropolitan city areas. In this context, the letter directed to take necessary measures to ensure security and maintain vigil, including ensuring that the Christian religious festival of Christmas on December 25 and the 'Thirty First Night' on the eve of the English New Year are conducted in a very limited manner.
The letter further states that every year, the religious program of the followers of the Christian religion 'Happy Christmas' is celebrated on December 25 with due dignity, joy and enthusiasm. In addition, on the first morning of the English New Year, 'Thirty First Night' celebrations were organized in different places. Due to the corona, all religious and social ceremonies around the world, public gatherings are being celebrated domestically in a very limited manner following the rules of hygiene. Following this, religious ceremonies of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are being celebrated on a limited scale in Bangladesh.