Eid ul Fitr 2021 UK: Ultimate Guide to Eid ul Fitr-UK 2021

There won’t be an Eid ul Fitr 2021 in the UK event this year….

Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of Shawal after observing a fast during the month of Ramadan.

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 the 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 the 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 should know about the holiday.

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. Muslims exchange gifts at this time of the year to cleanse their hearts from negativities. Sugar Feasts are an Islamic tradition to distribute sweets among your community during the holiday.

People say “Eid Mubarak” or hug each other after offering prayers. Ladies prepare dishes at home for their neighbors, community friends, and the poor.

“It’s a tradition to visit relatives on the day of the festival. Children enjoy a special time during the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. There are different concerts in England during the holy month of Islam. It’s no wonder that Non-Muslims also take part in the celebrations of the holiday.”

There is not a lot of ways to celebrate this special event in the UK.

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Give Zakat/Fitna on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021

The Fitrana rate in the UK is four dollars for each person. People distribute meals, and food and pay a special amount of Fitrana to the poor at the end of the month of August.

“You don’t have to pay for Fitrana at a specific time. Some people prefer to offer Fitrana before the holiday while others do it after the holiday.”

How you can celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr London 2021?

“Due to the Pandemic, several areas of England are in a state of lockdown. This year’s festivities are limited, the same as last year. People are being recommended to offer prayers in their houses.”

“On this special occasion, people are not allowed on the streets. It’s a good idea to celebrate this joyful Islamic event at home with your family. Share food with friends. People who live outside of London are not allowed to visit their relatives. People are not permitted 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.

Atif Alee

Atif Alee

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