Celebrate Eid Melbourne 2023 at these free weekend festivals

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Celebrate Eid Melbourne 2023 at these free weekend festivals

Eid Melbourne 2023

Eid Mubarak!

The biggest celebration of the Islamic calendar is taking place this weekend. Eid Melbourne 2023 will be a joyous holiday starting on the evening of Friday April 21. 

Eid ul-Fitr (also known as Eid al-Fitr) is a holiday that takes place following Ramadan, where Muslims spend a month abstaining from food and water during daylight hours and engaging in reflection and prayer.  

When is Eid in Melbourne?

  • Eid begins on a crescent moon and ends on the following crescent moon
  • This year, Australia will be beginning Eid ul-Fitr on the evening of April 21
  • Saturday April 22 will be the first of three days of festivities

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

Those looking for a way to celebrate the upcoming Eid in Melbourne have a few options to choose from.

The Queen Victoria Market will be hosting Eid festivities on the 22 and 23 of April. Organised by SalamFest, the event will feature traditional snacks and treats from Turkey, Africa, the Middle East, Bosnia, and South East Asia as well as interactive arts.


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There will be musical entertainment throughout the weekend by Sher Miandad Qawwal, the nephew of Sufi mega-star Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as well as local talent including Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band, Al Najoum, the Ottoman Mahter Band and Fadia.

The Broadmeadows Town Hall will also be holding its annual Islamic Eid Show on April 22 and 23 featuring carnival rides, henna painting, camel riding, dazzling fireworks displays, competitions and giveaways, and multicultural food kiosks.

On April 22, the Minhaj City Mosque is hosting Eid in the Park with prayers happening at 10am. Afterwards, there will be Indian and Pakistani treats and rides and activity stalls for children.

The Dandenong Market will be throwing a food-focused celebration on Sunday April 23. Swing by to fill up on delectable gozleme, baklava, falafel, knafeh, sheer kurma and so much more. There will also be free family activities.

To learn more about Eid in Melbourne 2023, head here.