Eid ul Fitr 2021 UK: Ultimate Guide

Eid ul Fitr 2021 UK: Ultimate Guide

There won’t be an Eid ul Fitr 2021 in UK event this year…. Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of Shawal after observing daily fasts in 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 UK without going out.

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 you need to know about the festival.

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.  It is the time of the year when Muslims exchange gifts and clean their hearts. Sugar Feasts are an Islamic tradition to distribute sweets among your community during the month of August.

People say “Eid Mubarak” or hug each other after offering prayers. Ladies prepare dishes at home and share them with friends and neighbors.

It is an old tradition to visit relatives on the day of the festival. Children enjoy a special time during the festival of Eid- Different concerts are held in England during the festival. Non-Muslims take part in the celebrations of Eid in London.

There is no way to celebrate this special event in the UK in 2021.

Give Zakat/Fitna on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021

The Fitrana rate in the UK is £4 for each person. People distribute meals, food and pay a special amount of Fitrana to the poor at an Islamic charity event called Eid.

“There isn’t a specific time to pay. Some people prefer to offer Fitrana before the holiday while others do it after the prayer.”

How you can celebrate Eid- London 2021?

“Several areas of England are in a state of siege due to Pandemic. This year’s festivities of Eid are limited. People are being told to offer prayers in their houses.”

“People aren’t allowed to wander on the streets. It’s a good idea to celebrate this joyful Islamic event at home with your family. You can share food with your friends. Outside of London, people are not allowed to visit relatives. People 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.

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