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How to celebrate Eid in London

Millions of Muslims across the globe are getting ready to celebrate Eid ul-Adha, this week. 

Eid ul-Adha, known as the Festival of Sacrifice in Islam, is the second biggest Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

Eid ul-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar – falling on 28 June this year.  

The festivities last for three whole days. Muslims worldwide will be praying in mosques on the first day.

To remember Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, followers of Islam traditionally slaughter an animal after prayer.

After that, the meat is divided into thirds. One part is kept for the family, one is given to friends and relatives, and the third is distributed to those in need. 

Muslim communities across the UK have organised various events people can attend to celebrate with their family and loved ones. 

Eid in the Park Harlesden Ummah

Harlesden Ummah is hosting Eid in the Park event on 29 June. Eid prayer will commence at 10am.

After prayer, an extensive range of activities will start including face painting, fun fair rides, football games, stalls selling clothes and many more. 

Eid in the Park with An Noor, Acton Park

An Noor will host the event from Wednesday, 28 June to Sunday, 2 July 2023.

The event will commence with Eid prayer at 10am and the day will unfold with a number of staggering events from international food stalls  to games, festivities, and face painting. 

The funfair and bazaar will run from 12pm to 9pm. 

West London Eid festival 

The West London Eid Festival will take place on the 8 July this year. Visitors will be excited to learn that the event will include, Multicultural food, Bazaar Kids activities. The event aims to celebrate the diverse community of London and will serve as a gathering for families, businesses, and community organisations.

The event will take place in the National Trust- Osterley Park London, from 11am to 6:30pm.

Eid Milan Party with dinner and live entertainment

For those of you looking for entertainment, the Eid Milan Party with dinner and Live Entertainment is not one to miss.

The day will unravel with a three course meal, live music and singing, free sweets and presents for kids, a comedy magic show, mini disco and high energy party games. 

This event will take place on 9 July 2023 at 4pm at St Boniface Hall 185 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9PG.

AI Huda UK Revert Sister’s Circle is hosting their first-ever picnic in the park for all Muslims to celebrate Eid ul-Adha.

This event will be an amazing opportunity for reverts to socialise and meet other Muslim sisters across the UK.

Picnic food will be available with their having an option were you can bring your own food. 

The event will take place on Saturday, 1 July 2023 from 12:30pm at St Chad’s Park Alexandra Road Romford RM6 6UL. 

Featured image credit: Ahmed Aqati @Pexels

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