Leigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will be returning to Cover Bridge Park on Wehmir Road in South Whitehall on June 8th the organizers have announced. An estimated two thousand people are expected to take part in the day’s festivities.
Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown in numbers since its inception with an emphasis on community and family.
Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Festival-goers will be able to take part in family activities including Dunk Tank, 18 different kinds of rides, Pony rides, food stalls, sporting event such as soccer, basketball, cricket and much more. This event will be buzzing with stalls showcasing an array of products and services for all the family. The choices will be spectacular with Islamic clothing, perfumes and oils, jewelry & accessories, health & beauty. There’s something to do for everyone!
Team organizer said “Celebrating Eid has always been open to the entire community and we welcome people of all faiths to join. As our numbers grow, so does our commitment to our community and our passion for peace and inclusion.
Organizer said “It’s an important event for everybody. It’s to celebrate the end of Ramadan and to show unity between the communities and the coming together of different nationalities and races. It doesn’t matter what nationality or race you are, this is a celebration to come together and celebrate the day of Eid.”
“We want to get Muslim organizations involved to develop bonds and stop the misconceptions about Islam. We need to build bridges between all faiths.”
“Lehigh Muslim Fun Day embodies our three objectives: promoting Muslim unity, educating society about Islam and being active in community service,” Khaku said. “We put together an exciting day of activities to instill the spirit of brotherhood and bring the community together.”