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Southall travel warning due to EID-UL-FITR

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Southall will be celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday 25 June 2017 and/or Monday 26 June 2017. The Police advise against travelling through Southall.

Whether the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday and/or Mondayy will depend on the sighting of the crescent moon.

If a crescent moon is visible today (Saturday) evening in the UK, then Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Sunday for all of Southall.

If no crescent moon is visible in the UK, it is acceptable to follow sightings in neighbouring countries like Morocco or Saudi Arabia or any where else.

According to “On June 24, the moon can be seen with difficulty in Chile and other countries in South and Central America. On June 24, good possibility of sighting is in Peru, Ecuador, Hawaii and Polynesian Islands. On June 25, the moon can be seen easily in the whole world (See visibility curves)."

Some people blindly follow the Saudi Arabian announcement, irrespective of whether a moon sighting is possible or not. This is why differences occurs.

In the evening traffic restrictions may be in force in Southall to tackle any anti-social behaviour.

The Police advise against travelling through Southall, as the traffic on the main roads may grind to a halt as it gets dark.

Anyone who intends to visit family or friends during the celebrations of EID-UL-FITR in the Southall, is encouraged to use public transport.

Eid jamat times:
AbuBakr Masjid, The Broadway are: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10.00
Central Jamia Masjid, Montague Waye are: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10.30
Jamia Masjid, Townsend Road are: 7:00, 8:15, 9:15 and 10:30

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