Record-breaking crowds at huge Eid party

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Image caption Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Birmingham’s Little Heath Park on Friday in order to mark Eid

As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate Eid, Birmingham is definitely hosting Europe’s largest event exceeding 140, 000 people gathering within Small Heath Park.

Now in its seventh season, Celebrate Eid marks the end associated with Ramadan, the Islamic holy 30 days of fasting.

The particular huge celebration in Birmingham is certainly organised by Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC) within the city and includes global special treats, a bazaar and a funfair.

Eid, which means “festival associated with breaking the fast”, is a religious vacation and a day of celebrations whenever Muslims will give thanks to Allah plus exchange small gifts and credit cards.

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Picture caption Eid al-Fitr is among the most important Muslim festivals in the Islamic calendar
Image caption The celebration marks the conclusion of Ramadan, which is the ay month of fasting
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Image caption The event has seen record-breaking crowds attending this year, up on the particular 106, 000 last year, the GLMCC said
Image caption Swedish National Nordin Tejeur, 44, who lives in Birmingham, mentioned: “ The festival is getting larger every year”
Picture caption Worshippers of all ages arrived together for morning prayers, just before enjoying the festivities
Image caption The event provides fairground rides, miniature golf plus laser clay pigeon shooting, in addition to food and drink from local food stalls
Image caption This family from Yardley, Liverpool, enjoyed palm-themed flavoured ices in the festival
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Image caption The spokesman for GLMCC said: “We’ve been working for months with 5 local mosques and our charitable organization partner Human Appeal to organise the city for a memorable day of plea, games and fun”
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Image caption “This celebration is one of the most significant in the Islamic religious calendar and it’s really an opportunity for us all to come with each other in peace and unity, inch the spokesman added
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Image caption The event has grown in reputation since it started in 2011, when twelve, 000 people attended
Image caption Meanwhile, countless people have gathered for the first time in Middlesbrough’s Albert Park to begin Eid festivities…
Image caption … as well as in Bristol

A speaker for the Birmingham event said: “We’re all overwhelmed that so many people through different faiths and from around the globe have travelled to Birmingham with this year’s Celebrate Eid. ”