Eid al-Fitr Celebration

Eid al-Fitr (Muslim Holiday)

Tuesday & Wednesday August 30 & 31

 Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day following Ramadan. It is a time to be charitable to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy.

Before the day of Eid, each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor ensures that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the celebration.

On the day of Eid, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to perform the Eid prayer. This consists of a sermon followed by a short congregational prayer. Muslims are encouraged on this day to forgive and forget any differences or animosities that may have occurred with others during the year.

After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually to visit various family and friends, give gifts, and make phone calls to distant relatives to give well-wishes for the holiday. These activities traditionally continue for three days In most Muslim countries.

Community Events this month


Pacific National Exhibition at Playland 
(August 20-Sept 5, pne.ca/thefair)

Ke$ha 
(Sept 9 Rogers Arena)

Vancouver International Film Festival 
(Sept 29-Oct 14, viff.org)

Avril Lavigne 
(Oct 3 Rogers Arena)

Chinatown Night Market 
(Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Main St and Keifer St 6:30pm-11:00pm)

Richmond Night Market 
(Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12631 Vulcan Way Richmond St, 7:00pm-11:00pm)

Vancouver Farmers Markets 
(Saturdays Downtown (1100 block of Comox St) 9am-2pm)

Free Outdoor Movies 
(http://www.facebook.com/OutdoormoviesBC)

Community Events this month

Theatre under the Stars in Stanley Park  (Bye Bye Berdie & Anything Goes, July 8-Aug 20, ) 

Pacific National Exhibition at Playland  (August 20-Sept 5)

Janet Jackson  (August 26   Queen Elizabeth Theatre)

Josh Groben  (Aug 30 Rogers Arena)

Blink 182  (Aug 31 Rogers Arena)

Ke$ha  (Sept 9 Rogers Arena)

Vancouver International Film Festival  (Sept 29-Oct 14)

Avril Lavigne (Oct 3 Rogers Arena)

Chinatown Night Market  (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Main St and Keifer St 6:30pm-11:00pm)

Richmond Night Market  (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12631 Vulcan Way Richmond St, 7:00pm-11:00pm)