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The Eid Express Comes to Accrington!

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Community groups from both sides of the Pennines gathered at Accrington station for a celebration of the Muslim Festival of Eid.

The assembled guests listened to a talk about the traditions of the Festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

The group took part in a Hijab tutorial and a demonstration of henna hand painting, before making their way to the Raza Jamia Mosque, where they shared a delicious vegetarian fusion lunch in the community centre.

Community Rail Lancashire’s rail Education Development Officer Shahiesta Raja said:

“The Eid Express was a really positive start to Community Rail Week. The event encompassed the whole idea of connecting Muslim and non-Muslim communities – from Blackburn, Accrington and Bradford.

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