What is Eid at the Square? The annual free event marking the end of Ramadan in London

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Ramadan ended last week which was followed by the celebration for Muslims called Eid-al-Fitr.

Just like many countries, Eid was also celebrated in the U.K where there is a significant Muslim population. The day started with the morning Eid prayers followed by meeting friends, family and loved ones. Many Muslims took the day off from work and many Muslim run shops were closed as a result of the holiday.

Eid at the Square is an event that is held every year in London. It marks the end of Ramadan and is an event for Muslims as well as non-Muslims to come together and celebrate together.

What is Eid at the Square?

Eid at the Square also referred to as Eid at the Trafalgar Square due to the fact that it is held at the Trafalgar Square in London is an annual event which celebrates Eid-al-Fitr. The event is organised by the Mayor of London’s office in association with many Muslim community organisations and groups.

What happens at Eid at the Square?

Eid at the Square usually includes a range of activities and entertainment for all age groups like live music, dance performances, cultural exhibitions as well as food stalls which serve a variety of traditional dishes from the Muslim world.

This Year’s theme

As the event is free and open to all faiths, Eid at the Square is an opportunity for non-Muslims to learn more about Islam and Muslims via cultural and educational activities.

In line with that, this year’s theme is #LondonForEveryone which focuses on bringing people from all walks of life in London to promote a more inclusive environment in London as it is a multicultural city.

The event is a celebration of diversity and inclusivity. The event welcomes people from all backgrounds and faiths to take part in the festivities and learn about Eid, Ramadan as well as about Islamic cultures and traditions in general.

Eid at the Square will take place this Sunday on 29th of April from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


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