On Bhasan Char, Rohingya refugees observe Eid without family festivities

DHAKA: Sebon Bahar’s fondest memories of Eid al-Adha are the hugs she would share with her mother to celebrate the occasion, an experience that has faded now that she lives on a remote island in Bangladesh. For the past three years, the Islamic holiday synonymous with family gatherings has not felt the same for Bahar since her move to Bhasan Char. “My Eid celebrations remain incomplete without this precious hug with my mother… Here on this island, I miss this the most during Eid because my mom lives in Cox’s Bazar,” she told Arab News on Sunday.

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