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Celebrate the cultural festival of Eid

A cultural event to celebrate the Festival of Eid will take place in Stoke-on-Trent this Saturday.

"This will be a fun-filled event as well as being educational in terms of fire safety." 

Community Safety Officer Rehana Iqbal.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the activity which will be held at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. The event is being run in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Community fire safety officers and volunteers at the Service will be giving talks on how to stay safe at home, while cooking and during times of celebration. An information stand will also be set up.

Visitors can enjoy traditional Qawwali music, dancers and other performances as well as making an Afghani kite and Islamic tile. 

A range of costumes will be showcased and people can have their hands and face decorated with henna designs. The event will be held from 10.30am-4pm.

Eid itself will take place in mid-October and is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims. 

Community Safety Officer Rehana Iqbal said: “This will be a fun filled event as well as being educational in terms of fire safety. Community fire safety officers and volunteers will be giving visitors some top tips in relation to staying safe in the kitchen and at home generally. There will also be lots of entertainment and crafts activities set to appeal to people of all ages.”