Thousand of Sheffield Muslims attended the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer gathering at Tesco car park on Saville Street. The Eid celebration marks the end of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and engage in support for charitable causes.
More than a thousand people from across Sheffield joined a public prayer for the Muslim festival of Eid Aladha in the Tesco car park on Saville Street, Pitsmoor. They joined more than a billion Muslims worldwide in marking the Eid celebrations, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, which commemorate the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God and which all marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage.
Sheffield Live! Joined thousands of people in Millhouses Park for the EID Festival in the Park.
The cross cultural event celebrates the end of the month long festival of Ramadan, when millions of Muslims around the world go on a month long fast in which they do not eat or drink during daylight hours. MC Nige compared the main stage, with other entertainment including fun fair rides and stalls.
Sheffield Live! had its own stall with presenter Jawwad Janjua headlining both days, providing entertainment for those at the event and interviewing people who were attending the festival, including the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Peter Rippon and Local MP Paul Bloomfield. Jawwad was joined by fellow Sheffield Live! presenters Jawaid Qazi, Shafaqat Mohammed and Wajdi Raweh.