Thousands of Muslims attended a huge Eid celebration in Small Heath Park, Birmingham. Eid prayers are normally said in mosques, however in recent years, with Eid falling in the summer, organisers have held morning prayers in public parks.
This year, a record-breaking 140,000 Muslims gathered in Small Heath Park, to mark the end of Ramadan.
The Eid prayers had witnessed more than 10-fold increase in attendee numbers, since 2011, which had 12,000 people attending Eid prayers.
Thousands of worshippers of all ages came together for morning prayers, before enjoying festivities including miniature golf, laser clay pigeon shooting and fairground rides.
Food and drink from local stalls were available, and organisers from Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre heralded the events continuing success and growing popularity.
A spokesman for the organisation 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.”
Ramadan is also a time for charitable giving, and the mosque and community centre raised more than £1 million during the celebration, and more than 200 volunteers helped to clear up the park.