Cardiff Muslims Plan Mass `Eid Prayer

As Muslims anticipate `Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Wales Muslims will join together for mass `Eid prayer at Cardiff Castle.

The event is part of the Welsh Government pilot scheme, which will see a number of outdoor mass gatherings, Wales Online reported.

The `Eid prayer event, estimated to draw 500 people, will also see a picnic area and stalls for vendors to sell food.

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Planned on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the moon sighting, the event comes after Muslims were forced to cancel `Eid celebrations last year due to the pandemic.

Those attending must provide a negative PCR test and a lateral test, according to the Muslim Council of Wales website.

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Marking the end of Ramadan fasting, `Eid Al-Fitr is one the two main Islamic religious festivals along with `Eid Al-Adha.

After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.

However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, more restrictions are expected to limit `Eid festivities and visits.