There won’t be an Eid ul Fitr 2021 in UK event this year….
After observing daily fasting in the month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of Shawal.
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 Eid-ul-Fitr in UK without going out.
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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 that you should know about Eid-ul-Fitr….
Completely opposite to Ramadan Kareem, there are no such boundaries of fasting on Eid day. The festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr are celebrated by enjoying meals with friends, families, and communities. It is the time of the year when Muslims exchange gifts and clean their hearts from all negativities. Feats during Eid-ul-Fitr are also referred to as Sugar Feasts because it is an Islamic tradition to distribute sweets among your community.
After offering Eid prayers, people greet each other and say Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or hug each other. Ladies prepare Eid dishes at home and share them with their neighbours, community friends, and the poor.
There is also an old tradition to visit relatives on Eid day. Eid-ul-Fitr is a special festivity time for children too. During Eid days, there are different Eid concerts are held in England. It is little surprising that Non-Muslims also take an equal part in the celebrations of Eid in London.
Like last year, in 2021 there is also very little way to celebrate this special event in the UK.
Give Zakat/Fitna on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021
The Fitrana rate for each person is £4 on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 in UK. Eid-ul-Fitr is also an Islamic charity event on which people distribute meals, food and pay a special amount of Fitrana to the poor.
There is not a specific time to pay for Fitrana. Some people prefer to offer Fitrana before Eid and some perform this religious duty after offering Eid prayer.
How you can celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr London 2021?
Due Pandemic, several areas of England are facing tight lockdown. Same as last year, this year festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr are limited. Muftis and Islamic Scholars are recommending people to offer prayers in their houses.
People are not allowed to wander on streets on this special occasion. It is suggested to celebrate this joyful Islamic event at home with your families. Prepare food and share it with your community friends. People are not allowed to visit their relatives who live outside London. People living in tight lockdown areas are not allowed to leave their houses.
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.