Tesco Celebrates Eid

27 Jul 2015

This Saturday over 25,000 Londoners attended an Eid celebration event at Trafalgar Square, organised by the Mayor of London, and sponsored by Tesco.

This Saturday over 25,000 Londoners attended an Eid celebration event at Trafalgar Square, organised by the Mayor of London, and sponsored by Tesco. Highlights included a food festival with cuisines from around the globe, live music performances and a range of activities for children including face-painting and henna.

Tesco Dotcom van parked in Festival

Tesco colleagues handed out over 21,000 free Eid related products from our dotcom van parked at the entrance, including crisps, drinks and Indian snacks.

Festival attendees enjoying world food drinks provided by Tesco

Colleagues supporting the Event wore badges and sashes whilst handing out leaflets and local stores displayed posters, encouraging our colleagues and customers to join the celebrations.

Festival attendees enjoying free world food snacks and wearing Eid sashes and badges

Eid is a Muslim festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadan, where fasting takes place every day from sunrise to sunset. The entire community comes together and visit Mosques for special prayers and to congratulate each other. It is also a time for visiting friends and family, enjoying time together, and giving money to charity so everyone can join in the celebrations.

So, on behalf of Tesco, Eid Mubarak!