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Four fabulous feasts and festivals to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in London

Angela Hui
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Angela Hui

Revel in the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, at these foodie and family-friendly events. 

1. Eid in the Park

Take it outside for this alfresco Eid ceremony hosted by Assunnah Islamic Centre. The extravaganza includes inspirational talks at Qur’an Corner as well as family fun with bumper cars and bouncy castles at the funfair. Get your hands on organic food, crafts and toys in the Souk Zone. Or gobble up a plethora of international street food.
New River Sport (Rugby Grass Field). Wood Green tube. Tue Jun 4-Wed Jun 5. £2 entry.


2. Eid Festival

Thousands of Londoners and visitors descend on Trafalgar Square for this annual event hosted by the Mayor of London. Expect a party brimming with live music, tasty street food from around the world, family workshops and entertainment on a huge stage between the square’s famous lions. 
Trafalgar Square. Charing Cross tube. Sat Jun 8. Free entry.

3. London Eid at Westfield 

Come along to this annual weekender and soak up the cultural experience with the help of halal street food stalls, live cookery demos, talks, modest fashion shows and henna designing. 
Westfield London. Shepherd’s Bush tube. Sat Jun 8-Sun Jun 9. Free entry.

4. Eid-al-Fitr Banquet by The Hampstead Kitchen and Sambal Shiok

Saima Khan of The Hampstead Kitchen and Mandy Yin of Sambal Shiok are cooking up a banquet of Pakistani and Malaysian dishes to mark the end of Ramadan. Expect spiced otak otak fishcakes and Royal Malay chicken biryani.
Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar. Holloway Rd tube. Jun 16. £55.

Images: London Eid at Westfield and Eid-al-Fitr Banquet 

Find more brilliant things to do this month with our June guide.

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