Eid UTD: “Uniting communities on a common pitch” for holy festival at Old Trafford
Organisers are promising the biggest Eid Festival ever to take place in Manchester next month – in partnership with the world’s biggest independent Muslim aid agency, Islamic Relief, and at the home of one of the world’s biggest football teams – Manchester United.
The annual festival is taking place outside the world-renowned Old Trafford Football Stadium on the 9th and 10th of July.
Ateeq Salik, Islamic Relief’s Regional Manager in the North West said: “The idea is to make the celebration of Eid a universal one, by uniting communities on a common pitch – pardon the pun.”
He continued: “Sport and, of course football, unites people of all faiths and ethnicities. What better place to gather in celebration than arguably the biggest club in the world, Manchester United.
“We want to create an environment that is welcoming of all faiths and ethnicities so that people can come and experience the wonders of Eid, while raising vital funds for charity. And of course supporters of all football clubs are equally welcome!”
Money raised from the festival will go towards Islamic Relief projects for orphans across the world, and will also support various local causes.
The event will give selected ticket holders opportunities to tour the Manchester United Museum and Stadium, at discounted prices.
There will also be over 20 fun fair rides including bumper cars, a fun house and other thrilling rides.
After working up an appetite, high-quality Asian food from Sanam, Subway Corner and a fresh BBQ grill will appease hungry revelers.
Zaynabs will be making an appearance with an organic market, providing the best raw, natural and organic products, as well as 40 stalls selling hot food and desserts.
The event takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July in Car Park W3, Old Trafford Stadium, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 ORA. There will be free parking on site. Entry for Adults is £2 and children is £1