The Piece Hall hosts a celebration for the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr, which occurs on the first day of the month of Shawal in the Islamic lunar calendar.
The Heritage and Learning team work alongside the Muslim community local to Halifax to plan and run this event offering visitors a range of attractions and experiences to mark this special time.
The most recent event saw an extra 13000 visitors to the venue with Muslim scout troop 51st Pellon Scouts running soft archery, stone painting, and origami with other craft activities delivered by Healthy Minds and The Piece Hall volunteers.
Henna tattoos and face painting were available from local artists alongside modest clothes and accessories stalls. A wide range of food and drinks from retailers specialising in South Asian cuisine and street food were on offer while Halifax Community Fridge hosted an information and donation point with a variety of (free) snacks on offer.
“The event has been absolutely amazing. Everybody is enjoying themselves and seeing the community come together is really good. Would love to see more of this in the future” – Visitor
The relationships formed at the Eid event, have meant The Piece Hall has been able to run other events in collaboration with local businesses such as the opening of the South Asian Heritage Festival organised by Verd De Gris.