The Chand Raat Eid Festival is one of the biggest multicultural celebrations in Australia. It follows the Islamic calendar, marking the culmination of Ramadan, as well as the eve of Eid-Al-Fitr. The term “Chand Raat” translates to night of the moon of the Eid-Al-Fitr.
The first event took place in Sydney in 1998, and it has since grown to be one of the biggest events of its kind in Australia. The festival has three major events that take place in Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne featuring a combined total of over 300 exhibitors attended by over 50,000 people. In Sydney, the festivities take place at the Rosehill Gardens.
Chand Raat Eid Festival is a one-day event that is open to everyone, and its objective is to promote friendship, understanding, interfaith harmony, and multiculturalism for people of all backgrounds. It is a non-alcoholic occasion, which makes it a great opportunity for youth and families to enjoy food, multicultural entertainment, rides, and activities for both kids and adults.
The Rosehill Gardens are located at James Ruse Drive, Rosehill, New South Wales. Located west of Sydney, Rosehill Gardens is accessible by combining public transportation and the free Rosehill Gardens bus services which operate from the Parramatta wharf and station as well as the Strathfield station. Ticket prices change yearly.