Funfair rides and hot air balloons at celebration at Northampton Racecourse

Eid celebrations at The Racecourse  last year
Eid celebrations at The Racecourse last year

The public have been invited by Northampton’s Muslim community to mark the end of their fasting period at the Racecourse.

Eid, which marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan, will fall on either next Monday or Tuesday.

When the day of Eid is known, confirmed by the sighting of the moon on Sunday evening, people will know which day they can join in the Eid in the Park celebrations, which will run from 8.30am until 9pm.

An introduction to the day will take place at 8.45am with a sermon in English at 9.30am and a barbecue at 11.30am.

Depending on the weather, there will also be funfair rides, a hot air balloon, Indian head massages, a bouncy castle, face painting, henna and souk-style market stalls.

Alaa Abouzanad, one of the organisers, said: “I would like to invite you to come together with the Muslim community in Northamptonshire to join us in celebrating our Eid day, which marks the end of Ramadan.

“The day will start with the Eid prayer at 8.45am and after that there will be refreshments so you will then have the chance to meet and socialize with our Muslim community from all different countries and nationalities as we all come together to celebrate our Eid day at the Racecourse.

“It would be a pleasure to see you there enjoying the celebration with our friends and family.”