Gallery: Eid in the Park enjoys summer sunshine


Peterborough's Central Park was a happy place for worshippers today who had already seen previous events cancelled due to concerns over Covid. 

The Islamic community marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage by celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, when Muslims sacrifice cattle to pay tribute to and honour the loyalty of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to Allah (God). 

In previous years both the Eid prayers end of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha have been prayed at Central Park in Peterborough, where people gather and socialise with their families post-prayers and even share a picnic.

This is in accordance with Prophet Muhammed’s practices, where he encouraged Eid prayers in the outdoors. 

Due to the pandemic restrictions Eid in the Park was not given the green light on the last three occasions, but last week local mosques and organisers were given the go-ahead.  

One attendee said: "Some people were distributing chocolates and sweets and water to the gathering.

"People were just grateful to be back and enjoying themselves. It's a beautiful day, a beautiful occasion, and it's just great to be with the community."