Published: 26 June 2017
This year Eid will be celebrated on Sunday or Monday (25th or 26th June) and Nelson Town Council would like to wish everyone a happy Eid Mubarak.
Muslims around the world have been observing the holy month of Ramadhan since 27th May 2017, going 17 hours without food or drink.
Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman Nelson Town Council, said: “For Muslims, the month of Ramadhan is a gift where the whole community comes together to observe one of the Pillars of Islam. It has been a testing month but the well deserved Eid celebration is in sight. I wish a very Happy Eid Mubarak to all the residents of Nelson, Lancashire and beyond!”.
On Eid, families and friends gather to eat and pray together during festivities that last up to three days in many Muslim countries, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadhan.
Although Eid is a celebration for Muslims, everyone’s thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and families of those affected by the atrocities in Manchester and London.