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The Dandenond Eid Festival is an annual non for profit event organized for the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne to celebrate the holy Islamic celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr Eid and Eid-al-Adha. Started in 2011, by a small group of local brothers and sisters, the event welcomes all communities and is a non-for-profit organization focused on building bridges of understanding.

Festivities

 

 

On October 19th 2014 the Dandenong Park will be turned into a multicultural market place with approximately 50 stalls selling a huge variety of delicious food, clothing, jewellery, Islamic books, audio, toys, show bags and all. There will be over 15 rides for small as well as big kids, some of them very new ones, new variety of cultural programs, Quran recitation competition, performances, and charity auctions. Congregational prayers, picnic areas, live animal farm, face painting and a relaxed family environment make for an excellent day out for all. Bring a picnic blanket come and join us with your family underneath a nice shadey tree.

The 2014 Eid Al Adha festival will be held on October 19th 2014 from 11am till 9pm.Inshallah

Free Entry...

Location Dandenong Park Cnr of Lonsdale st and Foster Street Dandenong

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr is the most important annual festival of Muslims celebrated at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Special prayers are offered at various mosques marking the joyous occasion of thanksgiving, socialising and feasting.

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adhaor "Festival of Sacrifice" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead. Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the twelfth and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adhacelebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide.

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