Tuesday 6 July marked the final day of Ramadan, making the following day Eid. In a celebrated feat, many Manchester Muslims converged at Alexandra Park for the second ever Eid celebrations held in the park.
After a month of day-time fasting, Muslim followers across Manchester began the countdown to the end of their fasting month, also known as Eid al-fitr.
Special prayers called Salat al-Eid were said before eating their first daylight meal since the beginning of this year’s Ramadan, which commenced on Monday 6 June.
The month of Ramadan is intended to improve morality and character. As well as fasting during the daylight hours, extra prayers of worship are undertaken, as a means to come closer to Allah.