Sources: The Peninsula and Bangladesh public holidays. Earlier today, Ataur Rahman, the Secretary of the Religious Affairs Ministry of Bangladesh, announced that the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, would be held on Sunday, October 14, 2007, instead of the previously announced date of October 13, because the moon was not sighted on Friday night. Secretary Rahman also added that a two-day public holiday had also been declared for tomorrow and Monday.
Note that this last minute declaration is somewhat irrelevant, as half of the population of the capital city of Dhaka have left the city since Thursday night to return home for the Eid holiday, blissfully uncaring of the official date to be announced by the government. In addition, some parts of Bangladesh, particularly in the southern Chandpur district, do not follow official government announcements, but rather, have for years followed the dates announced by Saudi Arabia.