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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Australia

Members of the muslim community celebrate Eid al-Fitr, with prayer at Lakemba Mosque in Sydney, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) Source: AAP

Muslims are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting with prayers in large gatherings and festivities taking place in various cities.

Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated in Australia by Muslims offering special prayers.

Large gatherings at the mosques in various cities are hosting the special prayers marking the end of the month of fasting, Ramadan.

Eid is a special occasion for Muslims and is celebrated in many parts of the world.

Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries celebrated Eid on Tuesday.

In his message to the Muslims in Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wished a joyous and blessed Eid al-Fitr.

Eid festivities started in Australia with several events taking place at various cities.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visits the muslim community celebrating Eid al-Fitr
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visits the muslim community celebrating Eid al-Fitr during prayer at Lakemba Mosque in Sydney, 2019. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
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In Sydney, Chand Raat Eid Festival was held in which people from different communities enjoyed the food and entertainment activities.

Face painting at Chand Raat Eid Festival
Face painting at Chand Raat Eid Festival in Sydney.
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On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Babar Amin has said that Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique occasion as it provides us an opportunity for the promotion of our religious and cultural values in this multicultural and diverse society.

“On this auspicious occasion, let us share a message of love, unity and brotherhood. While celebrating the festivities of Eid we must not forget our brothers and sisters who are disadvantaged, deprived and suffering particularly in Pakistan. We can bring smiles to their faces through our sentiments of love and solidarity.”

People buying Eid clothes at Eid Festival in Sydney
People buying Eid clothes at Eid Festival in Sydney
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Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney, Abdul Majid Yousfani said that Eid is not only a moment of festivity and celebration for all Muslims but also to thank Allah.

“While celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Australia, I urge upon you to pray for the progress of our homeland and recommend you to cooperate and collaborate amongst each other for improving the image of Pakistan.”

Food being prepared at Chand Raat Eid Festival in Sydney
Food being prepared at Chand Raat Eid Festival in Sydney
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