About the Event
The Eid at the Castle Event will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021.
The timings for the event will be as follows:
Eid at the Castle gates open to invited and ticketed guests
Eid prayer begins on Castle Lawns
Eid prayer ends and Picnic begins
Eid at the Castle Event ends and guests depart
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.
Facilitate the celebration of Eid in a safe environment
Promote unity and community cohesion
Provide an enjoyable experience for all
Display a positive image of Muslims
Provide an insight into the Religion of Islam
To support Welsh Government in the testing of public event guidance and approval during the Pandemic
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.
Test Negative and Think Positive about attending events again in 2021