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Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2017 will stage 4 events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

Sydney (CREF Press Release): Marking 19th year in 2017, is the largest multicultural celebrations which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and eve of Eid-Al-Fitr in Islamic Calendar. It consists of 4 events held in Sydney, Melbourne (2) and Perth which entertains over 300 exhibitors, many performers, and over 40,000 visitors. It is proudly claimed as the largest event of its kind in the world.

CREF 2016 Sydney - A sofi Qawwali Performance by local Qawwali Group
CREF 2016 Sydney – A sofi Qawwali Performance by local Qawwali Group

Chand Raat means night of the moon; that makes it a unique evening event of its kind. It is open for everyone, without any religious or cultural boundaries.

The aim of the CREF is to promote culture, friendship and harmony through the traditional celebrations. The event engages multicultural communities and broad Australians across Australia as held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Festival presents exuberant cultural display of multicultural Australia and brings Australian diverse communities together. It captures the optimistic spirit of the Eid Eve Celebrations, creating a welcoming and unique occasion for the families every year. We always keep working on bringing better facilities and attractions.

CREF 2017’s events details are; (1) Chand Raat Sydney to be held on Sunday 24 June at Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill (Sydney), (2) Chand Raat Melbourne to be held on Saturday 24 June at Werribee Racecourse, Werribee (VIC), (3) Chand Raat Perth to be beld on Saturday 24 June, venue to be announced, and (4) Melbourne Eid Festival to be held on Sunday 2 July at Springers Leisure Centre, Keysboroughs (VIC).

This year, we have moved Chand Raat Melbourne from Broadmeadows Leisure Centre to Werribee Racecource, Werribee (VIC) in order to have bigger space, more rides & amusements and possibly fireworks.

In Sydney, at Rosehill Gardens, we are replacing promotional marquees (tents) with the structured classic stand (shell) with variety of impressive types.

In Perth and Melbourne Eid Festival, we are bringing more excitement and entertainment by adding performances.

The festival is an opportunity for families to get together, do Eid shopping and eat delicious foods from a variety of stalls. The community groups, individuals, and business community place variety of stalls containing promotions of business, services, handicrafts, art, painting, clothes, jewellery, henna, bangles, shoes, toys and large variety of ethnic food. Being a non-alcoholic family event, provides fantastic opportunity to families and youth to enjoy wonderful amusements, entertainment activities and delicious variety of foods.

CREF’s events are so demanding among the exhibitors and sponsors, that available exhibits and food stalls are taken by business community within the first 4 weeks from its announcement.

[CREF was first held in 1998 in the Sydney Suburb of Lakemba. since then, it has been the fastest growing multicultural events in Australia. Last year, (2016) over 40,000 visitors and over 350 exhibitors participated in the 4 major events held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Today, it is the largest ‘Chand Raat’ event in the world and one of the largest multicultural events in Australian calendar. The found director of Syed Atiq ul Hassan received New South Wales harmony award in 2014. CREF has been the event of the year in 2015 by the local council in Sydney]

The CREF events are covered by local, national and international media. The organizing body of the CREF is not associated to any religious or political association, group or company. Further details, sponsorships and stalls bookings are available online on .

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