The largest Eid celebration in Europe took place in a UK park today with over 140,000 Muslims gathering to mark the end of Ramadan.
Record numbers of worshippers from across the UK and international visitors flocked to Small Heath Park, in Birmingham, following the religious month of dawn to dusk fasting.
Now in its seventh year, ‘Celebrate Eid’ marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
The huge celebration in Birmingham was organized by Green Lane Masjid and Community Center (GLMCC) in the city and included global delicacies, a bazaar and a funfair.
A spokesman for GLMCC said, “We’re all overwhelmed that so many people from different faiths and from across the world have travelled to Birmingham for this year’s Celebrate Eid.
“We’ve been working for months with five local Mosques and our charity partner Human Appeal to organise the community for a memorable day of prayer, games and fun.”
Eid, which means ‘festival of breaking the fast,’ is a religious holiday and a day of celebrations when Muslims give thanks to Allah and exchange small gifts and cards.