Eid Celebrations starts with the greatest ‘Chand Raat’ in Australia on Sunday

Rosehill Gardens will host thousands of Islamic & non-Islamic people of multicultural Australia, coverage goes live to Coburg Town Hall in Melbourne

Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Fijian and indigenous cultural Performances, amusements & family entertainment

Our motive is promoting culture, harmony and friendship’; Syed Atiq ul Hassan 

Sydney (by Sarwat Hassan, Event & Media Manager, CREF 2014); The Grand event of ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) CREF_Header2014’ is being held in Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, NSW on Sunday 27 July 2014. ‘Chand Raat’ which means ‘Eid Eve Celebrations’, this year, is the biggest event ever held in Australia. The event is also being held at Coburg Town Hall, Coburg, VIC, where the attendees will watch the live coverage of Sydney event. ‘Chand Raat’ is the main event followed by Eid Festival being held on Tuesday 29 July at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park (Sydney) and on Saturday 2 August at Sandown Racecourse, Springvale (Melbourne). Celebrating the 16th year, this year, the event is bringing Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Fijian and indigenous cultural & folk Performances. The event will commence 5pm and run until midnight. Thousands of people from Islamic & non-Islamic backgrounds are expected to attend this unique event of the Australian Calendar with their families. There will be 150 exhibitors from small to large businesses, exciting & modern amusements, thrilling rides, delicious food of top restaurants & caterers, and biggest cultural and entertainment show ever held in CREF which include, Cultural & folk performance, and amusements. Free shuttle bus will be running from Parramatta Station to Rosehill Gardens every 20 minutes. Rosehill Train Station is also situated inside the Rosehill Gardens venue. Frequent public buses also run from various suburbs to Rosehill. Free parking is available for those who want to come by their own transport. Chand Raat in Melbourne will be held at the same time (on Sunday July 27) at Coburg Town Hall. Live performance from Chand Raat Sydney will be telecasted on the big screen at Coburg Town Hall, Coburg (Melbourne) with other entertainments. We are making history as this is the first time it is happening in any western country that Chand Raat (Eid Eve) Celebrations are being held in two major cities at the same time and visitors are linked to both events through live coverage says Syed Atiq ul Hassan, the Director CREF 2014. International and national media will cover both Sydney and Melbourne events. Victor Dominello, Minister for Citizenship, Communities and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, NSW, Craig Laundy Federal Member Parliament, officially representing Mr. Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia, Federal parliamentarians, Laurie Ferguson, Julie Owens, state parliamentarians Barbara Perry, Geoff Lee, and Vic Alhadeff, The Chair, Community Relations Commission NSW will be there as distinguished Guests with many community leaders and organisations representatives. The event will be covered by many ethnic, national & international print and electronic media groups. For further visit CREF website www.cref.com.au , ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival’ Facebook page or contact on mobiles 0412 881 597; 0405 006 776; 0412 292 320; 0432 175 822 and 0414 204 093. Promoting Culture, harmony and friendship

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