Two Rivers mall will host a three-day celebration from 15th – 17th June to mark the end of Ramadan.
The Bidco sponsored Planet Eid Mela, will feature free musical performances, and traditional Swahili, Asian and Arab cuisine. There will be funfair rides, a sports area, plus a bazaar with stalls selling clothing, jewelry and crafts.
The organizers also plan to hold a fireworks display on Saturday night, as the Muslim community breaks their month-long fast.
The free entry event will offer fun for the whole family.
Bidco Africa Group Director, Chris Diaz said: “As one of the leading consumer goods manufacturer in the region, we are proud to be the main sponsor of this year’s Eid Mela celebrations at Two Rivers Mall.”
“This event marks the end of Ramadan and gives the whole community a chance to see the breadth of Islamic culture. We would like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Eid,” he added.
Muslims celebrate Idd-Ul-fitr, at the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
During that month, Muslim faithfuls refrain from food and drinks which can only be served before sunrise and after sunset.
Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, starting and ending at the arrival of the new moon, so dates vary slightly depending on location. But most people follow the dates used in Saudi Arabia, where officials check for the faintest sliver of a crescent moon in the sky before announcing the start and end.