The first ever celebration in Trafalgar Square to mark the Muslim festival of Eid ul-fitr will take place on Saturday 28 October from 1pm to 5pm.

Eid in the Square is being organised by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Mayor of London. This event will include live entertainment, a street bazaar and exhibitions and displays about Islam. It is free and open to all Londoners.

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, said: 'Eid ul-fitr is the most auspicious day of the Muslim calendar. It is a day of great joy and serves as a reminder to people of all faiths of the importance of peace, compassion, unity and charity."

"The fact that London celebrates Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh culture on our central square is a symbol of this city's celebration of its cultural diversity and international reach and the right of Londoners to follow any religion or none."