Join in Eid Festival celebration June 24 in Wheaton

Submitted by Moon Khan
Updated 5/17/2018 6:15 PM
  • A tradition of hugging each other on the occasion of Eid.

    A tradition of hugging each other on the occasion of Eid. Courtesy of Iffat Khan

A grand Eid celebration event is planned for Sunday, June 24, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton.

The hosts of the event are Moon Khan, Ali Khan, Khaja Moinuddin, Imaad Shaikh, Zaki Basalath and Altaf Bukhari.

Eid is the most important religious and cultural festival of the Muslim community. It is free and open to all faiths and groups. The joyful gala is held after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The daylong EidFest will start at noon and end at 9 p.m.

In addition to numerous ethnic sumptuous food stalls, there will be booths for free health screening, vendors selling cultural attires as well as artifacts, immigration advisory counseling, voter registration, fun activities for kids, and much more.

Folkloric entertainment programs also will spice up the festivity.

The DuPage County Fairgrounds can hold about 3,000 people. Many community leaders, politicians, and elected officials are expected to attend the festival.

For more information, sponsorship, or booth reservations, contact: Moon Khan at (630) 479-8729, Ali Khan at (630) 398-1674, Khaja Moinuddin at (847) 682-3349, Imaad Shaikh at (630) 935-0268, Zaki Basalath at (630) 222-7517, and Altaf Bukhari at (847) 704-2927.

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