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Christchurch’s Eid celebrations

The South Island’s largest ever public event to mark the end of Ramadan will be staged next month. As many as 10,000 people are expected to celebrate Eid (or Eid al-Fitr) Christchurch’s Hagley Park on Sunday, April 23…

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Christchurch hosts first open-air Eid festival

Eid al-Fitr – which means the Festival of Breaking Fast in Arabic – is one of the most important dates for Muslims and signals the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting when no food or drink can be consumed between sunrise and sunset. The event was organised by members of the Asturlab Cultural Centre, a charitable trust established in Christchurch in July 2021… Read more.

Christchurch’s first open-air Eid festival INDIANWEEKENDER.CO.NZ

Eid festival was formally celebrated in Christchurch for the first time in an open-air environment on May 7 at The Commons on Kilmore Street, Christchurch City, with around 3,500 people enjoying the food and festivities… Read more…