Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association Celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr

On Sunday 17th July at Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association (DGMA) a magnificent Eid-ul-Fitr event had taken place to commemorate the end of Ramadan.


Muslims around the world spend the day light hours in a complete fast refraining from food and drink (yes, even water) for 29-30 days. Young children and pregnant women are exempt from fasting and people who are ill can donate money to charity instead. Ramadan is an opportunity for Muslims to purify their soul, practice self-discipline and sacrifice.


At the event, there was a delicious variety of foods from different cuisines which everyone had the chance to get a taste of. We had the opportunity to learn about the meaning behind Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. Our informative speakers Sarah Kashif, Venus Carew and Dr Muna Mohamed provided great explanations and meaningful speeches in many languages to benefit everyone at the event.


The children particularly enjoyed getting henna patterns on their hands which was applied by Ambaur Yousaf.


Overall, the party was a tremendous success with thanks being said to everyone who participated. A special thanks to the guests who provided amazing food and to our photographer Tom Telfer and Chris Frear. Our day was filled with love, laughter and most importantly, unity.


Chairwoman Yen Hongmei Jin says: ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to welcomed so many members of the community from all cultures and faiths to come together and celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, event like this makes positive contribution to peace and harmony in our region.’

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