Written by on June 14, 2022

The Inspire Eid festival is confirmed to be back next month so save the date as you’re invited to the town’s biggest event of its kind.

The bi-annual community festival at Lewsey Park, presented by local radio station Inspire FM, takes place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2022 – subject to Eid date confirmation.

Luton Sixth Form College and Barnfield College are chief partners at the event where thousands are expected to come together and celebrate Eid al-Adha.

“Inspire Eid brings together families, friends and neighbours to celebrate Eid affordably,” said Inspire FM’s Station Operations Manager Mohammed Tariq.

Tariq added, “It’s always wonderful to see the diverse community in Luton celebrate together and we strive to ensure the festival is inclusive and accessible to all.”

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Attendees can expect heavily discounted funfair rides, free family fun, stage performances, a variety of stalls and international food.

Altaf Hussain, CEO and Principal of Luton Sixth Form College, said: “We are so proud to be supporting this vibrant community festival once again with our friends at Barnfield College.

“The Inspire Eid festival does a brilliant job at bringing communities together in a family-friendly and affordable environment.”

Cath Gunn, Principal of Barnfield College, said: “The atmosphere at the last festival was spectacular and we are honoured to support the event again, it’s delightful to see so many members of our local community come together to enjoy the activities.”

Working with local schools, Inspire FM and its partners will once more identify families who need a little extra support to receive free rides vouchers as part of the Every Child Smiles campaign.

The two-day festival is supported by Aegis Security, Bartham Press, Liberty Law Solicitors, Tops Pizza, Chiltern Learning Trust, Hannah Solicitors, Venue Central, The Mall Luton and Mayday Vehicle Rentals.

Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated by over 3 million Muslims in the UK.

It takes place on the 10th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah and marks the conclusion of the Hajj pilgrimage.

The festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to God and calls for Muslims to remember this act by sacrificing an animal.

To find out more about the festival visit inspirefm.org/eid.

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