2nd May - 3rd May
Eid al-Fitr, which means ‘feast of breaking the fast’ celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims around the world.
Eid al-Fitr traditionally begins the day after the sighting of the new crescent moon which marks the end of Ramadan and the onset of the month of Shawwal, the tenth of the Islamic Hijri calendar. This year it is predicted that Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday 2nd May.
The celebrations will begin with prayers at dawn, which usually take place at a mosque. Eid has its own special prayer, which is designed to be performed in a congregation.
It is traditional for Muslims to gather together in a park to celebrate breaking their fast, with large-scale events and festival food (particularly sweet treats), prayer and stalls.
Inspire Eid will return to Lewsey Park on 2 & 3rd May, an affordable accessible and inclusive festival to celebrate Eid, which The Mall Luton support.
There is also the 1 Eid Festival in Wardown Park.
For more information about Ramadan and Eid please pop into the Discover Islam public information centre in Upper George Street or visit their website. Please click here to listen to our latest episode of our Luton Life podcast, which highlights all the fantastic work the Discover Islam team do for the town.