Thousands unite in park for Eid festival

Nicole Lewis-Holmes, 12, of Rotherham has a henna at the eid festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

Nicole Lewis-Holmes, 12, of Rotherham has a henna at the eid festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

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More than 15,000 people turned out for the Sheffield Eid Festival, held in Millhouses Park for the second year running.

Billed as the biggest Eid celebration in the North, the free two-day event built on last year’s success with a larger fun fair, pony rides and live performances.

Jennifer Marsden, 32, from Meersbrook, did a fundraising skydive for Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Jennifer Marsden, 32, from Meersbrook, did a fundraising skydive for Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

The Eid Bazaar also returned, offering food stalls, arts and literature displays and clothing from around the world.

Jonathan Williams, from organisers the Sheffield Heritage Foundation, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. What was brilliant to see was Muslims, non-Muslims, believers and non-believers all coming together. It was very diverse.”

 

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