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Chand Raat 2016

Longsight Market is to celebrate the night before Eid with the return of Chand Raat, on Monday 4 July 2016.

This sensational market has been taking place since 2002 and has grown to become Europe’s biggest Chand Raat celebration.

Literally translated from Hindi and Urdu as the Night of the Moon, Chand Raat is held to mark the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid-ul Fitr, the last day of the fasting period of Ramadan.

Festivities will include a colourful night market selling traditional Asian goods and gifts, a funfair, street entertainment, circus performers, henna painting and a mouth-watering range of Asian food.

Longsight Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector Dave Nutsey said: “The Chand Raat event at Longsight market has been taking place now for the last 14 years and has gone from strength to strength.

“It is a perfect occasion for all of the family and it’s always wonderful to see our communities coming together and enjoying the atmosphere.”

The market is a true celebration that creates a vibrant, colourful and family friendly atmosphere making Longsight the perfect place to mark Chand Raat in style.

The Chand Raat Market will begin at 11am and end at midnight.

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