On 8th June, Saturday, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan joined thousands of Londoners for the annual Eid celebrations at the Trafalgar Square. Held at the Square for the 14th consecutive time the festival marked the end of the month long fasting period Ramadan as Londoners and guests of all ages, backgrounds, faiths and communities came to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr
The programme was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Myriam Francois and actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal and the Mayor was also joined by the award-winning Hollywood actor, rapper and activist Riz Ahmed. The festival also featured performances from American singer Alman Nusrat, West African–European contemporary artists Koroleko Band, Syrian classical musicians as well as Indonesian dance group Lila Bhawa.
“I’m delighted to have again joined with Londoners of all backgrounds to celebrate the close of Ramadan. Eid is a time for celebration and I’m so proud that Londoners can come together in the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square to embrace the breadth and diversity of Muslim culture. It’s a perfect illustration of the spirt of unity and inclusion of our city, and shows the world that London is open to all,” said Sadiq Khan.