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7 Incredible Eid al-Fitr Celebrations Around The UK in 2017

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Updated: 9 May 2017
To celebrate the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr will fall sometime between June 25th and 26th this year – the exact date is determined by the movement of the moon nearer the time. This huge festival, which celebrates the sacrifice and willpower shown through the the month long fast of Ramadan, often involves fireworks, feasts, parades and prayers. So where you can you celebrate it? We’ve found you some of the biggest gatherings across the UK.
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Victoria Park, London

Happening a week or so after the end of Ramadan, the Community Park Rangers of Tower Hamlets will be having a family orientated get together in Victoria Park. From midday to 3pm, there will be halal food, live entertainment and cultural activities.

Victoria Park, Grove Road, London +44 020 8985 5699

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Wardown Park, Luton

1Eid, a community group that promotes diversity and understanding, has organised a two day Eid Al Fitr festival in Wardown Park in Luton on 1st and 2nd July, from midday to 9pm.

Wardown Park, Luton, Bedfordshire +44 01582 510333

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Small Heath Park, Birmingham

Eid in the Park returns to Small Heath Park in Birmingham on 25 June. Last year over 80,000 people attended the morning prayer before staying on and enjoying a whole day of cultural activities, music and food. Expect the same this year, it’ll be busy.

Small Heath Park, Birmingham +44 0121 464 8728

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Old Trafford, Manchester

Old Trafford will host this year’s Manchester Eid Fest on 1st and 2nd July. A family event for people of all religions, Eid Fest has live music on large stages, a funfair for kids, halal food stalls and there are even tours of the iconic football stadium. It’s the largest Eid event in Manchester, so get down there early.

Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester +44 0161 868 8000

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TBC, Glasgow

There will be an Eid Festival in Glasgow on 1st and 2nd July, with food, amusements, music and fairground rides all scheduled. The location and exact times are still to be confirmed, but it’s being hosted by Islamic Relief UK.

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Bradford Moor Park, Bradford

Head to Bradford Moor Park for Yorkshire‘s largest funfair on 9th and 10th July and Bradford’s Eid Festival. Last year, over 12,000 people showed up for delicious food, cool activities, games and family entertainment. This year looks to be even bigger.

Bradford Moor Park, Killinghall Road, Bradford +44 01274 431547

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Lodge Lane, Liverpool

Liverpool goes one better this year for its Eid celebrations, making them part of its Arab Art Festival which runs from 8th – 16th July. Lodge Lane will become a hotspot for music, dance, film, theatre, literature and special guest appearances. Don’t miss Reem Kelani in the Philharmonic Hall Music Room.

Lodge Lane, Liverpool

Liverpool cityscape

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