Eid ul

Australia Eid Celebration

In Australia, which is mainly a non-Muslim and secular country, yet Muslims feel great freedom while practicing their religion. Most of large companies in which Muslims work allow them to take one day leave for Eid ul-Fitr as a special religious holiday. Areas having large Muslim populations but it is not necessary that they are in majority, attends mosque in overflowing numbers for offering prayer on Eid. Hence police often divert traffic and block roads to provide for prayer and following festivities. Also at some places, Eid prayers held in wide open areas such as playground or stadium.

In 1987, MEFF Consortium of Australia begins a Multicultural Eid Fair and Festival for celebrating Eid in city of Sydney, held soon after Eid ul-Fitr. This festival has now grown to provide for thousands of non-Muslims and Muslims. It has included Yusuf Islam who is a popular Australian footballer, Hazem El Masri, then Australia’s Governor-General, Michael Jeffery and Kristina Keneally, New South Wales previous Premier. This festival now imitates itself in various cities of Australia. Following Eid day, a biggest Eid fair takes place in Broadmeadows, Melbourne generally on weekend.

In Canberra, Australia’s capital city, an Eid Festival takes place on following Sunday of Eid day, whose sponsor is Australian Federal Police (AFP). This festival comprises of stalls from various nations, a cultural program and a large number of entertaining rides both for adults and kids. Many Muslims living in Australia generally celebrate Eid on Shawwal’s first day according to an Islamic calendar. It marks an end of a month long fast for Ramadan and beginning of feast.

Eid Songs
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