Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) is the largest multicultural celebrations which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and eve of the Eid-Al-Fitr in Islamic Calendar.
Chand Raat means night of the moon; that makes it a unique evening event of its kind. It is open for
everyone without any religious or cultural boundaries.
The aim of the CREF is to promote culture, friendship and harmony through the traditional celebrations. The event engages multicultural communities and broad Australians across Australia as the events are being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Festival presents exuberant cultural display of multicultural Australia and brings Australian diverse communities together. It captures the optimistic spirit of the Eid Eve Celebrations, creating a welcoming and unique occasion for the families every year.
The festival is an opportunity for families to get together, do Eid shopping and eat delicious foods from a variety of stalls. The community groups, individuals, and business community place variety of stalls containing promotions of business, services, handicrafts, art, painting, clothes, jewellery, henna, bangles, shoes, toys and large variety of ethnic food.
The festival also provides children amusements and rides and live multicultural performances. CREF encourages and provides an opportunity for individuals, families and small business owners to introduce, exhibit and sell their products & services to thousands of attendees. CREF, being a non-alcoholic family event, provides fantastic opportunity to families and youth to enjoy wonderful amusements, entertainment activities and delicious variety of foods.
The CREF was first held in 1998 in the Sydney Suburb of Lakemba. since then, it has been the fastest growing multicultural events in Australia. Last year, (2015) over 60,000 visitors and over 350 exhibitors participated in the 4 major events held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
The CREF events are covered by local, national and international media. The organising team of CREF Incorporated are highly professional people who are international journalists, educationists, community leaders, social workers, event management experts, technical experts and diverse youth.
Promoting Culture, Harmony & Friendship