Record high: 140,000 Muslims celebrate at park in Birmingham in Europe’s largest gathering to mark Eid

Over 140,000 Muslims gathered for record-breaking Eid celebrations at a park in Birmingham (UK).  The event in Birmingham’s Small Heath Park is Europe’s largest gathering of its kind. Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month marked with fasting, The Evening Standard reports.

A spokesperson for Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre, said: “This celebration is one of the most important in the Islamic religious calendar and it’s an opportunity for us all to come together in peace and unity. We’re all overwhelmed that so many people from different faiths and from across the world have travelled to Birmingham for this year’s Celebrate Eid. We’ve been working for months with five local Mosques and our charity partner Human Appeal to organise the community for a memorable day of prayer, games and fun.”