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Eid Mubarak from Pendle Council’s Leader and Mayor

Published: Thursday, 31st August 2017

Tomorrow (1 September) marks the start of Eid al-Adha celebrations following the end of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

And Pendle Council’s Leader and Mayor wish everyone celebrating a happy Eid.

Despite also being known as Eid, the September festival is distinct from Eid al-Fitr, which comes immediately after Ramadan.

Muslims around the world will celebrate by going to the Mosque for morning prayers, getting together with their families and exchanging cards.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “Eid al-Adha is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or the Greater Eid.

“I hope everyone who is celebrating Greater Eid will enjoy this special day with their families, friends and neighbours. Eid Mubarak!”

His Worship the Mayor of Pendle, Councillor David Whalley, added: “This is a very special festival for our Muslim friends and I wish Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating in Pendle.”