Eid ul-Fitr 2024 in UK: Dates, Celebrations Events, and Festivities

Eid ul-Fitr 2024 in UK: Dates, Celebrations, Events, and Festivities

Eid ul-Fitr, the joyous festival marking the end of Ramadan, holds great significance for Muslims worldwide. In the UK, celebrations are anticipated with excitement, where families and friends gather to share in the festivities. This year, Eid is expected to be observed on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, depending on the sighting of the moon.

People wake up early, dress in their finest attire, and head to mosques for special Eid prayers. Homes and workplaces are adorned with decorations, and delicious Eid specialties are prepared and shared among loved ones. In cities like London and Birmingham, large-scale events such as Eid in the Park and Eid in the Square bring communities together for a day of cultural performances, food, and celebration. These festivities symbolize the spirit of unity and joy that Eid ul-Fitr brings to Muslims in the UK and around the world.
Eid ul-Fitr 2024 Celebrations in the UK

What is Eid ul-Fitr? 

Eid marks the ending of the Holiest month in Islam, Ramadan which is a period of rigorous fasting and spiritual growth for muslims around the world. It is the most important festival for muslims which they celebrate with family and friends around the world. 

According to the Islamic/Hijri Calendar which is a lunar calendar there are two Eids that they celebrate; Eid ul-fitr and Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is celebrated on 10th, 11th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah which is the last month of Islamic calendar. On the other hand Eid ul-fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, tenth month of the lunar based Hijri Calendar. 

When will Eid 2024 be celebrated in the UK?

Eid is expected to fall on Wednesday 10th April 2024, depending on the moon sighting. The date of Eid changes every year because it does not follow the Gregorian calendar that we use. To calculate the Eid Date they use Islamic Hijri Calendar which is a lunar based calendar. Each year every significant day of Islam shifts forward around 11 days. That’s why moon sightings determine the ending of the Ramadan and Eid ul-fitr occurrence. In Islam each day ends before the Maghrib prayer with the sunset. The last day of fasting ends after Maghrib and after the moon sighting, Eid starts.

How to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the UK?

Eid ul-fitr is celebrated with great pomp in the United Kingdom. People wake up early and dress up in finest and beautiful clothes wearing stylish accessories.They visit the local Mosque or some outdoor gathering to do Eid Prayer. People decorated their homes and workplaces with Eid themed things, Eid Mubarak Banners floral arrangements and other decorative elements. People go to each other’s houses to enjoy together and eat the best Eid special cuisines. They greet each other saying Eid Mubarak which means Happy Eid or Blessed Eid. Eid is a festival which emphasises healthy relationships with family and friends. Families organise Eid parties and events and invite their relatives and friends to these special gatherings.


In some cities of the United Kingdom like London and Birmingham thousands of people gather in Eid special gatherings. Here’s a list of some exciting places to visit on this Eid 2024 in the United Kingdom: 

Eid in the Park 2024 Glasgow, UK

Eid in the park 2024 festival will take place in Queen’s park to mark the ending of Ramadan. Joy Events’ Director Ali Salim is organising the event this year for the asian, black and minority ethnic community (BAME).  The festival celebrates Eid with music, Asian food and Multi-cultural dances. 

Key information

Date: Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Queen’s Park, Langside Rd

Eid in the Square 2024 London, UK

Eid in the Square is a renowned event to celebrate Eid every year in the UK. Eid 2024 is the annual festival’s 19th anniversary in Trafalgar square. In the festival people like Eid Community Advisory Group and London based arts, culture and grass roots Muslim organisations, the festival brings communities, friends and families will come to enjoy the celebration together. In the event various activities like catwalk shows, calligraphy, face painting, henna tattooing will be organised with the display of Eid cuisines from across the world. 

Key information

Date: Saturday 20 April 2024

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Cost: Free

Eid Mela 2024 London, UK

Eid Mela is a grand gathering in the UK to enjoy Eid with spectacular events. People will come to enjoy delicious food, heartwarming traditions and vibrant culture. It is organised by Afghanistan and Central Asia Association in Feltham, London. People can book the tickets for the event online. There will be live performances and interactive activities and games, creative arts and craft stations and photo capture booths. 

Key information

Date: Tuesday 9 april or Wednesday 10th april  2024 

Time: 11 am onwards

Venue: Unit 9 Griffin Centre Staines Road, Feltham London


Eid Bazaar 2024 Birmingham, UK

To celebrate Eid with the great festivities and enthusiasm you can go to Eid Bazar 2024 in Birmingham UK. You can find some awesome gifts for Eid, a variety of stalls of clothes and accessories, delicious food and Eid celebrations with the community. The best place to visit before Eid 2024 with your family and friends. 

Key information

Date: Thursday 4 april to Saturday 6 april 2024

Time: 12 BST onwards

Venue: Regents Park Banqueting Hall, Regent Park Road, Birmingham, UK

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