London’s Eid Festival

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This past weekend was absolutely beautiful in London so we decided to head out to Trafalgar Square to enjoy London’s Eid Festival organised by the offices of the Mayor of London. Eid is an important religious holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The festival was fun for the entire family with plenty to do and see. There were cuisines from across the world (of course I was all into that), also educational booths, exhibits, face and henna painting as well as live entertainment of singing, Bollywood dancers, and much more.

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A real stand-out of the entire celebration was the Capture the Spirit of Ramadan exhibit that featured stunning photos that were submitted as a part of the International Ramadan Photography Competition (IRPC).

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Here are some of the shots that I was able to get in between having loads of fun and stuffing my face:

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Of course a trip to Trafalgar Square wouldn’t be complete without coming across street performers and the political activist types.

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The festival was fun, educational and bridged together many cultures for a fantastic time.

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