International charity Islamic Releif is to host an Eid celebration at Old Trafford.

The Eid celebration event, which is now in its fourth year, is a two-day event which the charity says aims to bring together the people of Manchester in a celebration of the ending of the holy month of Ramadan.

This year’s event on 23 and 24 June, which is in the grounds beside the iconic Old Trafford stadium, home of Manchester United, is expected to attract more than 13,000 visitors.

The Manchester Eid Festival is also one of thousands of Great Get Together events taking place across the UK that is bringing together people from different political, religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate the life and legacy of the politician Jo Cox on the second anniversary of the murder of the 41-year-old Labour MP for the Batley and Spen constituency in West Yorkshire.

Ateeq Salik, Regional Community Fundraising Manager for the North at Islamic Relief UK, said, “This city was devastated by the terror attack last year, but as a community, we showed that we will not allow hate to win. We want everyone to come together and enjoy a fun family day out, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity or which football team they support! We hope that Muslims and non-Muslims alike will take this opportunity to get to know each other and have a great day out.”

“The Manchester Eid Festival looks set to be the largest Great Get Together event in England and we are looking forward to celebrating with thousands of people from across this great city and beyond.”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “We welcome the Manchester Eid Festival and its vision of bringing people of all faiths together for a family-friendly gathering where everyone can celebrate, have fun and enjoy themselves. This Festival is a tremendous opportunity for the people of Manchester to meet up and demonstrate how, in Jo Cox’s words, as a nation ‘we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us’.”

Jo Cox's sister, Kim Leadbeater, said: "Jo loved a celebration and she would be thrilled that Manchester is once again coming together to show our country at its best as it did following last year's horrendous terror attack at Manchester Arena.

“Whether in Manchester or London, after terror attacks or the gruesome fire at Grenfell Tower, in every case people came together with strength and compassion and showed they wouldn’t be beaten.

"I hope everyone involved with the Manchester Eid Fest will have a fantastic time and demonstrate yet again my sister's belief that we have more in common than divides us.”

During the Festival, Islamic Relief UK will be taking collections for Yemen to help families and communities as the conflict escalates.