More than 500 men, women and children joined in Eid celebrations at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association mosque in Huddersfield.
The visitors – mainly from Huddersfield, but also from other parts of Kirklees – donned new clothes to mark the end of Ramadan, a religious annual observance when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. The festival of Eid is the reward for them.
Mr Munir Ahmed, president of the Huddersfield North branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association , said prayer was the main purpose of the celebrations at the Fartown mosque, but children received chocolates and sweets. Neighbours were also given chocolates.
“It was a big family occasion with everyone embracing each other before going home for a big feast in their own homes,” he said.
Some Huddersfield families travelled to Morden, Surrey, which has the largest mosque in Europe, to join up to 15,000 other people marking the end of Ramadan.
Mr Ahmed said many Muslims had given money to charity during Ramadan as the month was about sacrifice and getting closer to God.
“They like to support anyone who is disadvantaged, and give money to charities such as hospitals and cancer research charities,” he added.