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Eid-al-Fitr 2011

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is a feast of unity and celebration W

ITH THE END of August marking the end of Ramadhan, Muslims throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands celebrated Eid al-Fitr in very proud style, to mark the end of the month-long fasting, praying benevolence and self-accountability Star City, for instance, was awash with women and families, who experienced live entertainment, stalls, exhibitions, prayer marquees, and a children’s play area. Although it's not a bank holiday here, many Islamic businesses and organisations alter their business hours during this event. With it also marking the start of up to three days of feasting, where special foods are prepared and friends and families are invited to share the feast. In partnership with Birmingham City Council, Eid Mela 2011, which took place in Cannon Hill Park, celebrated the diversity of the Muslim Community in Birmingham through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. In its eleventh year, the festival was bigger and better than ever with something there for everyone.

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