Eid In Trafalgar Square: Muslim Celebrations Return This April

Eid In Trafalgar Square: Muslim Celebrations Return This April
People crown under Nelson's Column to celebrate Eid
The Festival of Sweets marks the end of Ramadan, and there's a huge celebration in Trafalgar Square. Image: Greater London Authority/Caroline Teo

Eid celebrations return to Trafalgar Square on 20 April 2024, with a day of Islamic-inspired music, food and family activities.

Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of Sweets) marks the end of the fasting/praying/reflecting period of Ramadan for Muslims. It's expected to fall on Wednesday 10 April 2024 in the UK, although Eid in the Square won't be celebrated in Trafalgar Square until a week and a half later.

Ramadan lights against a beautiful dusky sky

The full line-up for Eid in the Square is yet to be announced, but the event will involve:

  • A main stage with music, dancing and presentations throughout the afternoon
  • The Inspiring Muslim Awards, celebrating unsung heroes nominated by Londoners
  • A kids zone with calligraphy, storytelling, drama and poetry workshops
  • Food stalls with delicious dishes from various countries that are home to Muslims

In previous years there's been a 'Colours of Eid Parade' grand finale, featuring a sea of stunning costumes led by Dhol drummers walking through the Square. The London Eye has also been illuminated with a crescent moon light display to mark Eid al-Fitr — so look out for that too.

And there are already Ramadan lights on Coventry Street in the West End for you to enjoy right now.

Eid in the Square, Trafalgar Square, 12pm-6pm, Saturday 20 April 2024, free.

Last Updated 20 March 2024

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