Eid al-Fitr


Muslims across the world are celebrating the start of Eid al-Adha. It's different from Eid al-Fitr, which Muslims celebrated earlier in the year - find out all you need to know about both.

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Thousands scramble to return home for Eid in Bangladesh
Thousands of people in Bangladesh scramble to Dhaka's train stations and ferry terminals to return home for Eid.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid
Prayers held across the world to mark the end of Ramadan.

Prime Minister sends "best wishes" to those celebrating Eid

Prime Minister Theresa May has wished Muslims "at home and around the world" a "happy and peaceful celebration" in her message on Eid al-Fitr.

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Over 100,000 in park for Eid celebrations

Audrey Dias

Journalist, BBC Midlands Today

More than 100,000 Muslims have taken park in Eid celebrations at Birmingham's Small Heath Park today, the organisers said.


The celebration is "one of the most important in the Islamic religious calendar and it’s an opportunity for us to come together in peace and unity", said a spokesperson for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre.

“We’ve been working for months with five local Mosques and our charity partner Islamic Relief to organise bringing the community together for a memorable day of prayer, games and fun," it added.

Small Heath

Over 200 people have volunteered to help clean the park after the celebrations, it said.

Worshippers gather for Eid celebrations in Birmingham

In pictures: Eid celebrations across the globe

Vanessa Pearce

BBC News

While we have been concentrating on events in Birmingham, Eid celebrations have been taking place across the globe.


This Muslim girl is waiting for her father to put on his shoes after attending Eid prayers at the Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya.


These women taking pictures with their mobile phones have also been worshipping at the Jamia Mosque in Nairobi.


Albanian Muslims pray at Skenderbej square in Tirana.


Libyan Muslim worshippers gather at the Martyrs Square of the capital Tripoli.

Eid celebration held in Newcastle

Adam Clarkson

Members of Newcastle's Muslim community gathered at Hunters Moor to celebrate a key religious holiday.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and sees families worldwide gather for "the feast of breaking the fast".

Eid in Newcastle

It's a day of celebrations where Muslims give thanks to Allah and exchange small gifts and cards.

BBC News has been looking at how Eid is determined.

Eid in Newcastle

We would like to thank all of our supporters, especially Newcastle City Council. We appreciate the police for their vigilant support too.

We take this opportunity to be thankful for the opportunity for us to be peaceful and tolerant".

Matab MiahNewcastle Bangladeshi Association Chariman
Eid celebrations in Newcastle.