Hundreds enjoy Eid celebration in Goodmayes Park
PUBLISHED: 17:01 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:27 05 September 2017
A park was filled with fun and laughter this weekend as hundreds of people turned out to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
Eid in the park, which took place in Goodmayes Park this year, saw families enjoy fairground rides, fireworks and an international food festival.
The two days of fun on Saturday and Sunday, which generated a lively atmosphere, followed an Eid prayer event on Friday.
The annual event in Green Lane was organised by community group 1 Eid, which organised similar events in parks around the country at the weekend, including parks in Bristol and Manchester.
A spokesman said thousands of people had turned out at the four co-ordinated events this year.
He said: “In the end it is all worth it and I cannot wait to do it again next year.”
Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
It is the second and more holy of the two main Muslim holidays each year.
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