Jews for Justice for Palestinians sends warm greetings to our Muslim readers on the occasion of Eid
The celebration of Eid-al-Fitr
‘Today, Wednesday 31, 2011 is Eid, marking the end of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday for Muslim communities across the United Kingdom. This event involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. People dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations.
Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.
Eid in the Square has been annually held in London to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, bringing diverse communities, families and friends together in recent years. It features live entertainment, stalls, exhibitions, prayer marquees, and a children’s play area. Some cultural heritage centres may host festivities associated with Eid al-Fitr. Many Muslim communities throughout the UK, including in Scotland, also organize their own festivities for this occasion.’