About the Event

Dates

The Eid at the Castle Event will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021.

Times

The timings for the event will be as follows:

8.30am

Eid at the Castle gates open to invited and ticketed guests

9.45am

Eid prayer begins on Castle Lawns

10.30am

Eid prayer ends and Picnic begins

1pm

Eid at the Castle Event ends and guests depart

2pm

Eid at the Castle Event gates close

At the Event

We will begin the celebrations with our Eid prayer under the open skies, within the Castle grounds. Dedicated socially distanced prayer spaces in areas for Men, Women and Family Groups. These can be selected and reserved at registration.

 

After the prayer, you are invited to bring your own picnic to enjoy with members of your household group in the picturesque grounds of Cardiff Castle. Don’t forget your picnic blankets!

 

About Eid Al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast" or Lesser Eid, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

 

Ramadan is a month is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community.  A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

About Eid Cymru

Eid Cymru is a new Muslim Council of Wales initiative to support the Welsh Muslim community to celebrate Eid in unity.

It aims to help set up and run Eid events across Wales so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, or religion can enjoy and experience the festival of Eid.

 

Our Vision:

 “To celebrate Eid safely in unity”

 

Our Mission:

“Provide an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to join

family, friends and colleagues in experiencing the festival of Eid”

Event Objectives

  1. Facilitate the celebration of Eid in a safe environment

  2. Promote unity and community cohesion

  3. Provide an enjoyable experience for all

  4. Display a positive image of Muslims

  5. Provide an insight into the Religion of Islam

  6. To support Welsh Government in the testing of public event guidance and approval during the Pandemic

Test Event

This event is being run as the first in a series of outdoor test events. These have been authorised by the Welsh Government with the aim of providing event organisers with data and guidelines on how to run safe events in a post COVID Wales.

It is therefore a condition of entry for every guest attending to enter the event in the spirit in which is intended. It is important to note that, unlike recent events in England, the Welsh Government test events are being run in line with current social distancing guidance.

 

Every precaution has been taken in the planning and organisation of this event to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible under the current conditions.


This is the first legal event of this scale that has taken place in Wales since March 2020 and you are really making history by attending. The testing requirements are set out here.

 

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