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Hundreds turn out to Eid celebrations in Gravesend Community Square

PUBLISHED: 14:40 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 03 July 2017

Eid celebrations in Gravesend Community Square. Corpix Photography

Eid celebrations in Gravesend Community Square. Corpix Photography

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The Muslim holiday was celebrated on Saturday

Hundreds of people came together on Saturday to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid.

The religious event marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and this year’s celebrations brought together the borough’s communities to enjoy food and entertainment.

Ejaz Aslam, chair of the Gravesend and Dartford Muslim Association, said: “I was so happy that we were able celebrate this year on the Community Square with the different communities and faiths that live here in Gravesend.

“We are very lucky to live in a town which has very strong community relations and the feedback I have received from members of the local Muslim community has been very positive. It is important that all communities stand together and we promote our shared values.”

Organiser Gurvinder Sandher, from the Kent Equality Cohesion Council, said: “The Eid celebrations showcased how different faith communities and those of no faith can come together and promote peace, cohesion and mutual understanding. I am keen to see the Eid celebrations develop in the future like the Saint George’s Day, Christmas and Vaisakhi celebrations that we organise in Gravesham.”

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