New Year's fireworks are seen above the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. Over a million people gathered around the harbor to watch the 12-minute celebration for the start of 2018.

Australia welcomes 2018 in style with spectacular fireworks display

Australia rang in the New Year Sunday with a spectacular display of fireworks cascading from Sydney Harbor Bridge, as people partied amid tight security. About 1.5 million people packed the city’s foreshore... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister designate Malcolm Turnbull with Deputy Prime Minister designate Julie Bishop during a press conference in the Blue Room, after winning the Australian Federal leadership in a party ballot vote, at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

PM Turnbull wishes Australian Muslims a joyful Eid

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has wished Australia’s Muslim community a blessed and joyful end to Ramadan. “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak,” he said in a statement on Sunday evening. The... Read more »
Chand Raat Eid Festival 2017 Australia

Chand Raat Eid Festival is a joyous opportunity to celebrate our various cultural and religious traditions says Australian PM Hon Malcolm Turnbull

Sydney (Tribune International); On the prestigious occasion of annual festivity of ending of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitre, Australian Prime Minister Hon Malcolm Turnbull has released the following message for Chand Raat... Read more »
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Ramadan 2017 begins for Muslims all over the world

Soaring temperatures and long days are expected to test the will of those who are fasting in many countries The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan... Read more »

NSW Seniors Festival 2017 kicks off

NSW Seniors Festival started on March 3 and runs until March 12 Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies launched the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival, which runs until 12 March. “With the theme Let’s... Read more »
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‘Halal Expo Australia should be congratulated for bringing people together’ says Dr. Geoff Lee, MP

Sydney (Tribune International, 28 Oct 2016); Hon Geoff Lee, the member of NSW parliament for Parramatta says in his message for Halal Expo Australia (HEA) 2017 and International Halal Conference (IHC) 2017... Read more »
Aerial view of Eil al-Adha prayers at Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

From Jakarta to Jerusalem and from Peshawar to Indonesia, Muslims celebrate Islam’s holiest festival. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Azha on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic... Read more »

CREF has become a celebrated fixture, enjoyed by Australians of all backgrounds: Premier NSW

MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER NEW SOUTH WALES FOR CHAND RAAT EID FESTIVAL 2016 ‘I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone attending celebrations marking the end of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.’... Read more »

‘Halal Expo Melbourne promotes multiculturalism and harmony in our community’: Premier Victoria

Melbourne (message from Premier): Honourable Daniel Andrews, the Premier of Victoria’ has sent the following message for the Halal Expo Melbourne being held on Sunday 3rd of April 2016, from 10am to... Read more »

CREF 2016 events launched; 4 events to be held in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth

Over 300 exhibitors, and 60,000 visitors make CREF the biggest multicultural celebrations of its kind in Australia Sydney; (CREF Media Release); Director, Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2016, Syed Atiq ul Hassan,... Read more »
A flash mob featuring a hundred performers in monkey costumes makes an appearance to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

Photos: Chinese New Year celebrations around the world

The Lunar New Year is China’s biggest holiday. Around the world, families are coming together to celebrate. This Lunar New Year marks the beginning of The Year of the Monkey. The Chinese... Read more »
A woman uses a mobile phone to take a picture at the China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2016. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

Harbin Ice Festival in China: World’s most stunning winter festival

More than one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honors. The legendary... Read more »

Australian PM Turnbull celebrates Christmas with homeless and lonely

Malcolm Turnbull gets festive love and belts out seasonal carols as he celebrates the holiday with the homeless and the lonely Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been welcomed like a rock... Read more »
Indian Consul General Sunjay Sudhir and NSW Premier Mike Baird celebrate Diwali as the Opera House was lit up in a golden orange to mark the Hindu festival of light

NSW Premier Mike Baird wishes Happy Diwali to Indian community

On this occasion of Diwali festival, the Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird wished the community a happy Diwali after the the sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up Thursday evening... Read more »
Parramatta’s birthday will be celebrated in style on Saturday 7 November, with a host of tastes, activities and entertainment planned as part of Parramatta Day 2015.

Entertainment extravaganza planned for Parramatta Day 2015

Parramatta Day 2015 to begin on Saturday 7 November Parramatta’s birthday will be celebrated in style on Saturday 7 November, with a host of tastes, activities and entertainment planned as part of ... Read more »
Eid prayers in Australia.

Australian Muslims reflect on sufferings of refugees on Eid-ul-Adha

Labor leaders ask Muslims to remember refugees around the world on Eid of Sacrifice SYDNEY (Australia) – Thousands of people flocked to Sydney’s Lakemba mosque to mark the end of Hajj, the... Read more »

Record crowd of 40,000 makes CREF the largest Eid Eve Celebrations in Australia

CREF Events in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth created incredible images of multicultural Australia Sydney (Tribune International Report); Small community event of 250 people gathered in Lakemba NSW in 1998 becomes the largest... Read more »

Australia’s Muslim community celebrate Eid-al-Fitr festival

Australian Muslims gather at mosques and community centers for prayers, feasting, and entertainment By Sana Jamal (Tribune International) MELBOURNE (Australia) – Thousands of Muslims in Australia joined friends and family to celebrate the... Read more »

Australian PM Tony Abbott extends best wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid

SYDNEY (Australia) – The festival is one of the most joyous days on the Islamic calendar and signals the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a period of 30 days during... Read more »
Blue Mosque in Istanbul during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr. Ozan Kose AFP Photo

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr

Most Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia have declared Friday the first day of Eid, but in POman and Morocco, the holiday will start on Saturday. Millions of Muslims in at... Read more »
Google's Ramadan companion

Google’s Ramadan companion offers fasting times, food and apps

Google gets into Ramadan spirit, launches My Ramadan Companion Tech companies are utilizing Ramadan as a platform to connect with users and show that they care for them during the holy month... Read more »
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Parramasala Festival 2015 to coincide with Indian Tourism Week

Parramasala Festival 2015 to be held from 16 October to 18 October in Parramatta NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka have announced details of the much-anticipated 2015 Parramasala Festival. Mr... Read more »
Muslims worldwide mark beginning of holy month of Ramadan

Muslims worldwide mark beginning of holy month of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims all around the world mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Religious authorities in Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and most other countries declared Thursday as the first... Read more »
Living mural, Sydney, Vivid Sydney Festival 2015. Opera House. Photo: James Horan/Destination NSW

Vivid Sydney 2015: Festival of light brightens Australia’s winter nights

Sydney was drenched in a kaleidoscope of colours last night when the switch was flicked on the city’s Vivid light and music spectacular SYDNEY – The streets of Sydney and its iconic... Read more »