There won’t be an Eid ul Fitr 2021 in UK event this year…. Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of Shawal after observing daily fasts.
Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the biggest Islamic events but it occurs on different dates every year. This means there is always great excitement and anticipation among people. But due to Covid-19, people will celebrate EidulFitr in UK without going out.
When is Eid in London?
As the month of Ramadan is ending on 12 May 2021, Muslims in the UK will celebrate this Islamic event on 13 May 2021. Festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr last for three days and there are also public holidays in major Islamic countries. There is not a public holiday as such in the UK on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 but educational institutions allow Muslim students to take off from schools. The biggest Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations were recorded in 2018 in Birmingham and 140,000 people attended the Eid prayer event in Park.
How people will spend Eid ul Fitr 2021 in London?
As we all know, the last Eid festivities were impacted by Covid and lockdown. 2021 is not different from last year, this year Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 festivities will perform at a smaller level because of the current lockdown situation. Here is everything you need to know about the festival.
There are no boundaries of fast on the day of Eid. Feasting with friends, families, and communities is a part of the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr. During this time of the year, Muslims exchange gifts and clean their hearts from negativities. Sugar Feasts are an Islamic tradition to distribute sweets to your community.
People say “Eid Mubarak” or hug each other after they offer prayers. Ladies prepare dishes at home and share them with their friends and neighbors.
“It’s a tradition to visit relatives on the day of the holiday. There is a special time for children to celebrate. Different concerts are held in England during the festival. It’s not surprising that Non-Muslims also take part in the celebrations.” There is no way to celebrate this event in the UK.
Give Zakat/Fitna on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021
There is a Fitrana rate for each person. People distribute meals, food and pay a special amount of Fitrana to the poor during the Islamic charity event of Eid-ul-fitr.
There is no specific time to pay for Fitrana. Some people prefer to offer Fitrana before the festival, while others perform this religious duty after the festival.
How you can celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr London 2021?
Due to the Pandemic, several areas of England are in a state of lock down. This is the same as last year, with limited festivities. People are being encouraged to offer prayers in their homes.
People are not allowed on the streets on this occasion. It is a good idea to celebrate this joyful Islamic event with your family. Share your food with friends. People who live outside of London are not allowed to visit. People are not allowed to leave their homes.
On Eid-ul-Fitr 2021, many parks and outside event areas are closed. People are advised to celebrate this Islamic event with great enthusiasm but with strict SOPs.
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