Eid in the Square Returns to Trafalgar Square: A Celebration of Diversity and Unity – South Asia Time

Eid in the Square Returns to Trafalgar Square: A Celebration of Diversity and Unity

 April 10, 2024  

London, UK – The eagerly awaited Eid in the Square celebrations are set to return to Trafalgar Square on Saturday, April 20, marking the end of Ramadan with a vibrant showcase of Islamic art, culture, and community spirit. Hosted by Capital XTRA DJ, Yasser Ranjha, and comedian, Ola Labib, this free annual event promises a day of festivities for Londoners and visitors alike.
From noon to 6 pm, Trafalgar Square will come alive with live musical performances, including acts such as Love’s Pilgrim, Raghad Haddad, members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Muslim Belal, and Chahat Mahmood Ali Qawwal and Group from Pakistan. Attendees can also indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights from food stalls representing cultures from around the world.

But Eid in the Square is not just about entertainment; it’s a family-friendly affair with activities catering to all ages. Creative arts workshops, storytelling sessions, and virtual reality experiences will offer a glimpse into the rich traditions of the Islamic world, fostering understanding and appreciation among attendees.

Highlighting the event’s significance, the Inspiring Muslim Awards will honor unsung heroes from London’s Muslim community, recognizing their contributions and dedication to making a positive impact.

Organized by the Mayor of London in collaboration with the Eid Community Advisory Group and various local Muslim organizations, Eid in the Square exemplifies the city’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK, emphasized the importance of the event in bringing communities together and promoting the spirit of charity, a fundamental tenet of Islam.

The event also enjoys the support of corporate partners who share its values. Graham Baker, Head for the UK, Ireland, and the Nordics at Western Union, expressed pride in sponsoring the festival, which celebrates unity and fosters connections among communities worldwide.

Prof Ray Lloyd, CEO of Global Banking School (GBS), echoed this sentiment, highlighting the importance of celebrating diversity and supporting events like Eid in the Square. GBS, part of the GEDU Group, is dedicated to transforming futures through education and is honored to contribute to the event’s success.

As London prepares to come together once again to celebrate Eid in the Square, the message of unity, diversity, and community solidarity resonates stronger than ever. This annual tradition serves as a reminder of the values that unite us all, transcending boundaries and fostering a sense of belonging for everyone.