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Eid Mubarak! Over 70,000 Muslims gather in Birmingham for Europe’s largest celebration of festival to mark the end of Ramadan as millions join in around the world
- Up to 70,000 MuslimsÂ attended morning prayers at Small Heath Park in Birmingham this morning to celebrate Eid
- The ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ is the biggest day in Islam calender and marks the end of Ramadan – holy month of fasting
- Day-long celebration is marked by exchanging gifts, wearing new clothes and throwing parties for friends and family
Muslims around the world have gathered to celebrate Islamâ€™s biggest holiday today which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most significant dates on the calendar for Muslims and is marked by exchanging gifts, wearing new clothes and by throwing parties for friends and family.
As per tradition, up to 70,000 Muslims attended morning prayers at Small Heath Park in Birmingham today to celebrate Eid, before descending on food stalls and a funfair.
Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre first hosted the Celebrate Eid event in 2012 where more 12,000 people turned up, and it has grown ever since.
Amer Ijaz, manager of Green Lane Masjid, said preparations for the massive event had been in the planning for the last six months.
He added: â€˜Through this we have brought the community together. Itâ€™s important we keep it a family event.’
Eid, a day-long celebration, signals the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammed.
It is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar where believers focus on personal reflection and prayer through three types of worship: charity, prayer and fasting.
Much like Easter Sunday in the Christian calendar, Eid does not fall on the same day every year and is dictated by a new moon
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