Eid In The Park spectacular – Maxwell Park 2nd May 2022

Eid In The Park – hosted by Borehamwood Islamic Society

Eid-al-Fitr means ‘Festival of breaking the fast’. It marks the end of the month-long fast observed during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world celebrate during a three-day festival, and Borehamwood was no exception.

We were delighted when Amir from the Borehamwood Islamic Society invited us to support the event, held at Maxwell Park on Bank Holiday Monday. As we have already a good relationship with the local neighborhood we jumped at the chance to engage with the community. We were happy to represent the Gratitude’s hub showing our appreciation for the support and generosity offered by Borehamwood’s Muslim community. Gratitude provided tables and distributed drinks, chocolates, and croissants, to the hundreds of people enjoying the festivities.

The community enjoyed Biryani, snacks, face painting, bouncy castles and an obstacle course. The guests were feasting on sweets and chocolates distributed by our own Gratitude volunteers. Representing the Gratitude’s hub in our new Gratitude t-shirts we shared in the fun and festivities. We loved seeing the children outside in the beautiful Bank holiday sunshine soaking up the atmosphere.

Fun was had by all, and we hope to support other local community events in the future.

“It was a nice day with Gratitude tables. The first table was full off sweet from gratitude. It was a busy day for all Muslim community, we prayed out side . I couldn’t believe there was around 900 people. Lots of free food and drink for all .”

Haseena, Gratitude’s Charity’s Shop Manager

“Today despite being late the event at Maxwell park was so beautiful to see the kids playing enjoying themselves was such a nice sight , I wore my Gratitude T-shirt and was offered food , drink and croissants 🥐I didn’t need to ask for anything such beautiful people had a lovely few hours over there”

Penz, Gratitude’s Business Rep

“As Gratitude had given about 2 cars full of chocolate to help the celebration of Eid. It was appropriate that we accept the invitation to celebrate along with our moslem brothers and sisters. But it was also to express gratitude for the moslem community and everything that they bring to our wonderful town of Borehamwood.”

John, Gratitude’s CEO

#EidMubarak #community #Gratitude

Written by Carolyn Klein

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