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Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair

When:

Sun 18 Aug 2013, 10:00am–8:00pm

Where: Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Children under 3 years old: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: RubyTheGreat

On Sunday 18 August the Fairfield Showground will be turned into a multicultural market place with over 150 stalls selling a huge variety of delicious food, clothing, jewellery, Islamic books, audio, video discs and computer software, toys, show bags and all. There will be over 25 rides for small as well as big kids, some of them very new ones, new variety of cultural programs, martial arts displays, drama, songs, folk dances, HSC and community awards, Congregation prayers in thousands, Big Screen display and other festivities.

The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair, is an annual event usually celebrated on the Sunday following Eid-Ul-Fitr. Started in 1985 by the Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare (IFEW), it is run by the Australian MEFF consortium, a non-profit community based organisation.

MEFF is a showcase of Islamic unity in diversity, Australian multiculturalism in action, a big family event, largest gathering of Muslims in the southern hemisphere, attracting upto 30,000 people, Muslims and non-Muslims, men, women and children of multicultural background joined by federal, state and local politicians, community leaders, imams and all in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. The annual MEFF festival has been regularly held for the last 29 years after the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.