When is Eid al-Fitr 2024 in London? 3 events celebrating the end of Ramadan across the capital

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Here’s when Eid al-Fitr is and three London events to celebrate it at.

A date for Eid al-Fitr 2024 has been announced following the expected sighting of the new crescent moon in London this evening (April 9).

The sighting of a crescent moon marks the start of a new month on the Islamic calendar. If a crescent moon is spotted tonight it will also mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is set to host a live streaming event this evening alongside the Muslim community-led astronomy organisation New Crescent Society as they hope to capture and see a crescent moon. 

Eid al-Fitr signifies the end of Ramadan's daily fasting from dawn until dusk and sees those celebrating host feasts and gatherings, including both prayer and gift-giving.

We break down when Eid al-Fitr 2024 is in London and where celebrations are happening around the capital.

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When is Eid al-Fitr 2024 in London?

The East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre have confirmed that this year’s Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday (April 10) following the expected crescent moon this evening.

3 Eid al-Fitr events happening across London

Westfield London

The White City shopping centre will host Eid celebrations this weekend from Friday  (April 12) to Sunday (April 14). Festivities will include live entertainment as well as an array of stalls to browse and activities to take part in.

Where: Ariel Way, London W12 7GF

When: April 12 - April 14

Westfield Stratford

The Westfield shopping centre in Stratford is also set to have its own Eid celebrations the following weekend. The east London spot will host festivities from April 19 to April 21.

Where: 157 Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ

When: April 19 - April 21

Eid in the Square 2024

Returning to Trafalgar Square for its 19th year, The Mayor of London’s free, annual festival will also celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Where: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, GB

When: April 20 from 12pm - 6pm

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