Ahead of one of the biggest Muslim religious festivals Eid - ul - Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, millions of Bangladeshis remitted home nearly 1. 5 billion U. S. dollars in May, the second highest monthly amount thus far, a central bank official said Sunday.
The official reported that like past years Eid has come as a big boon for Bangladesh as the country has been receiving huge remittances from NRBs who send home Eid bonuses too.
The Muslim - majority Bangladesh will celebrate Eid - ul Fitr, the holiest and biggest religious festival among the world's Muslims, on or around June 15.
"We hope that remittance boom will continue until the Eid day, " said the official.