Eid Mubarak! In the UK Eid al-Fitr has begun. And how are Londoners celebrating? Well, other than gathering together with their families there are various events happening throughout the next few weeks in the UK capital.
Does anywhere say London more than the lions at Trafalgar Square? Once the Trump protesters have cleared out it is time for some real celebrations. Live music, food, family events and entertainment will fill the iconic site with vibrant life. The all-day event is hosted by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and takes place on Saturday June 9th.
With the advent of June and the promise of summer (even if it does seem to be raining today) where do Londoners love to go? To the park, they go in their droves, and so what better place to celebrate Eid al-Fitr! Eid in the Park is being hosted by the Assunnah Islamic Centre at New River Stadium. This yearly event provides family fun for all, with food, a bouncy castle, crafts and toys. There will also be a delicious selection of street food available for purchase!
For those after an intellectually stimulating night, and one filled with deliciousness, it might be time to join the Halal Dinner Club. Award winning journalist Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed will be speaking at this event, while the food will be provided by Dining, a new halal food meal-making company. The event boasts a menu featuring ‘global flavours.’ So, if you want to nourish both your stomach and your mind this is the place to find yourself on the June 14th. Tickets start at £25.
The Victoria Islamic Cultural & Education Centre is hosting a women-only event on Wednesday June 12th. The Eid Banquet is a morning event running from 10am to 12pm, and boasts traditional food, songs and dancing.
For those looking to join together in prayer, they can head to Wembley for a 9am Prayer in the Park. The event is taking place in the King Edward VII park, but if it rains, it will be relocated to the Markaz us-Sunnah mosque.
Whether you are in London, or miles and miles away, however you decide to spend it, Eid Mubarak!