Huddersfield Market will host a special community event on Sunday April 7 to celebrate Chand Raat and the start of Eid celebrations.

The Apna Bazaar night market, in partnership with Radio Sangam, will feature Asian and Middle Eastern food and drinks, goods and live entertainment.

Chand Raat, which translates as “the night of the moon”, is a Muslim holiday that occurs at the end of Ramadan, on the eve of Eid ul-Fitr. Muslims and people of all faiths are invited to the festivities at Huddersfield Market.

The event will feature live entertainment hosted by Radio Sangam; a Community Iftar (a meal to break fast); henna artists; and market stalls selling a range of South Asian goods such as jewellery, hampers and gifts, fragrances, clothing and more.

A feast of Asian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern foods, drinks and sweet treats will be available to buy for everyone and those breaking their fast.

This Chand Raat event is the first Apna Bazaar night market of 2024. The regular Apna Bazaar events will be back for the summer months.

Clr Aafaq Butt, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “This inclusive, family-friendly market and celebration event is for everyone, of any faith and from all walks of life.

“I hope that Kirklees residents will come together to enjoy music, live entertainment, food and a unique shopping experience in the historic Huddersfield Market.”

Qaisar Mahmood, CEO of Radio Sangam, said he was delighted that the North’s biggest Chand Raat was partnering with Kirklees Council and the Apna Bazaar night market.

“The new venue for our event will improve accessibility and hopefully people of all faiths or none will join us in what promises to be one of the most colourful and vibrant evenings of 2024.”

The Apna Bazaar Market will take place on Sunday April 7 from 4pm until midnight, at Huddersfield Market, Brook Street, HD1 1RY.

Anyone interested in taking a stall at this, or future Apna Bazaar events, can contact the Markets team on 01484 225930 or email