The melodious “Jingle bell” and “Christmas Carol” tune echoes in the multiethnic district of London’s East End as hundreds of residents, including Muslims and other faiths prepare for celebrating the festive season of Christmas.
To encourage the local communities in understanding and appreciating interreligious occasions, the local authority council Tower Hamlets Homes urged people residing in Bethnal Green and Wapping to host festivals that celebrates each culture, East London Advertiser news online reported on Thursday.
Three grand Eid revelries and get-togethers were hosted by non-Muslim groups in London’s East End, who were joined by nearby tenants from all walks of life and culture to greet and mingle with each other as they marked the Muslim festival.
And such hospitality led British Muslims this week to pay tribute to those rejoicing in Christmas celebration in an event organized in a joint collaboration of Dorset Community Association in Wapping and Bethnal Green’s Columbia Tenants’ Association.
According to East London Advertiser, Angela Brown, a youth worker who hosted the party in London’s district of Wapping said: “We had 200 children and their families joining Santa which made it a Christmas to remember.”
London’s local council, Tower Hamlets Homes contributes monetary funds towards the “Regeneration Program” that aims to bridge cultures and ethnic communities together in the small district of East End.