Sunday, October 21, 2007

Eid in the Square 2007

Yesterday, I went to Trafalgar Square for this year's Eid celebrations. It was bigger and better this year with a line-up of Muslim artistic talent taking the stage and providing an afternoon of thrilling performance.



Eid in the Square celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It is a festival of great happiness and celebration and is rejoiced by millions of Muslims around the world, bringing communities, friends and families together.

The atmosphere was great! The square was packed with people; the Muslims dressed in their colourful Eid clothes. There was also a Muslim bazaar and a children's area with interactive workshops.






Programme:

12.50 Call to Prayer
13:00 Welcome
13:03 Quran Recitation
13:15 Speeches and presenters
13:45 Olive Tree Supplementary School (children performance)
14:00 Tala Al Badru (Group of Musicians)
14:15 Prince Abdi (Somali comic)
14:30 Hamza Robertson (Musician / Singer)
15:00 Poetic Pilgrimage (Female Hip Hop Act)
15:15 Hussain Zahawy (Percussionist)
15:40 Nazeel Azami (Singer)
16:00 Aashiq Al Rasul (Classical singers and percussionists)
16:30 Mesut Kurtis (Nasheeds)
17:00 Close






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