Festival-goers will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities including live music, poetry performances, Henna art, market bazaars and fairground rides, along with a whole section dedicated to mouth-watering Halal food from around the world.
Last year, the festival attracted over 12,000 people and this year, numbers are expected to be even higher – making it the North’s largest Festival to commemorate Eid, which is celebrated by Muslims and marks the end of Ramadan (the Islamic holy month of fasting).
Organiser, Mohammed Atique, said: “After a long month of fasting, praying and charity, we felt the community deserved an enjoyable time where they can come together and celebrate Eid with their loved ones.
“Everyone involved in making the festival happen are volunteers and we’re doing this for the love of the city and its people. Over the last few months, we’ve seen communities across the country unite and come together following tragic attacks in London and Manchester as well as the horrific London fire. We, as proud people from Yorkshire, want to show the same message of unity and that’s why we’re putting on an entertaining event that’s open to the whole community – so together, we can all enjoy the blessings of Eid.
The Bradford Eid Festival now enters its fourth consecutive year, with growing support from the community to make this an annualised event in the Bradford diary. Attracting people from all over the region, and as far out as Manchester, the festival will take place at Bradford Moor Park on Saturday 1 July to Sunday 2 July. “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and supporters without whom the event wouldn’t be possible in particular Regal Bakery and Artz-I”
The event is free to enter for all ages, with business sponsorship opportunities and stalls still available to book, but hurry if you are interested as these are selling out fast.
For enquiries please call 0757 88 88 77 9, email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more general information, visit www.bradfordeidfestival.co.uk
The festival will take place on Sat 1 Jul – Sun 2 Jul at Bradford Moor Park