Eid ul Fitr 2021 UK: Ultimate Guide to Eid ul Fitr-UK 2021


Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st of Shawal after abstaining from eating or drinking during the month of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the biggest Islamic events but it occurs on different dates every year. This means there is always great excitement and anticipation among people. But due to Covid-19, people will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in UK without going out.

When is Eid in London?

As the month of Ramadan is ending on 12 May 2021, Muslims in the UK will celebrate this Islamic event on 13 May 2021. Festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr last for three days and there are also public holidays in major Islamic countries. There is not a public holiday as such in the UK on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 but educational institutions allow Muslim students to take off from schools. The biggest Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations were recorded in 2018 in Birmingham and 140,000 people attended the Eid prayer event in Park.

How people will spend Eid ul Fitr 2021 in London?

As we all know, the last Eid festivities were impacted by Covid and lockdown. 2021 is not different from last year, this year Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 festivities will perform at a smaller level because of the current lockdown situation.

Here is everything you should know about the festival.

There are no boundaries for fasting on the day of Eid. Feasting with friends, families, and communities is a part of the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims exchange gifts and clean their hearts during this time of year. Sugar Feasts are an Islamic tradition to distribute sweets among your community during the holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr.

People say “Eid Mubarak” or hug each other after offering prayers. Ladies prepare dishes at home and share them with their friends and neighbours.

“It is a tradition to visit relatives on the day of the festival of lights. Children enjoy a special time during the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Different concerts are held in England during the festival. It’s no surprise that Non-Muslims also take part in the celebrations of the holiday.”

In the UK, there is very little way to celebrate this event.

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Give Zakat/Fitna on Eid-ul-Fitr 2021

The Fitrana rate for each person in the UK is £4. People distribute meals, food and pay a special amount of Fitrana to the poor at the end of the month.

“There isn’t a specific time to pay. Some people prefer to offer Fitrana before the holiday, while others perform this religious duty after praying.”

How you can celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr London 2021?

“Several areas of England are in a state of siege due to Pandemic. This year’s festivities are limited. People are being urged to offer prayers in their homes.”

“People are not allowed to wander on the streets. It’s a good idea to celebrate this joyful Islamic event with your family. Share the food with your friends. Outside London, people are not allowed to visit their relatives. People are not allowed to leave their houses.”

On Eid-ul-Fitr 2021, many parks and outside event areas are closed. People are advised to celebrate this Islamic event with great enthusiasm but with strict SOPs.