Eid-Ul-Fitr | Members Statement

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): Ramadan, the holy month of fasting which commenced this year on 2 April, concluded with the celebration of Eid on 1 May. Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Eid festival celebration organised by the Werribee Islamic Centre at the Melbourne Grand Mosque in Tarneit. The festival included various cultural events, amusement rides and food stalls, and it was enjoyed by many families. Such festivals give us a unique opportunity where people from diverse backgrounds can develop awareness and knowledge about faith and cultural aspects of Islamic communities. My constituency is home to many individuals who are affiliated with the Islamic faith. A thankyou to the centre’s committee for their hard work in supporting the community in Victoria’s west.