Ramadan Eid Bazaar Bringing People Together

By Rekha Rajvanshi

Ramadan is a special month for our Muslim friends all around the world. Many Iftar parties and special dinners are organized, various Eid Bazars and fairs are held to celebrate the festival in Sydney too. After full day of fasting, friends and families meet, greet and eat together.  On June 9th a wonderful event known as ”˜Ramadan Eid Bazaar’ was organiezed by the dynamic event organizer Sashi Lal. Although Sashi belongs to a Hindu family of Fiji but she grew up in a multicultural environment, where all the communities lived together and festivals like Eid, Holi, Diwali were celebrated in harmony.

Thousands of people turned up to this wonderful Ramadan Eid Bazar. Bazar had many attractions and a lot to offer to all age groups. There was something for everyone – children were enjoying various rides, playing with colorful balloons, some were getting their face painted and others were eating candy floss. Women, young and old, were lining up in clothing stalls, some were busy buying Bollywood style jewellery ”“ necklaces, earrings and bangles. Young girls were getting beautiful henna designs done on their palms, whereas men were in a relaxing mood, eating their favorite kebabs and traditional biryanis.

A big number of people was sitting in the hall, enjoying singing and dance items performed by the top artists of Sydney. More than 200 stalls were selling all sorts of goods and services. Top Restaurants from Sydney were offering freshly cooked food. There was happy and joyous festive mood all around everyone wishing ”˜Eid Mubarak’ to each other, friends and family. When I was having a cup of Masala Chai, a group of young boys and girls started flash mob dancing on live music.

Many VIPs were present at the program – Lord Mayor of Liverpool Wendy Waller, Melanie Gibbons MP, Anne Stanely MP, Jihad Dib MP , Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC NSW, Councillor Masood Chowdury Campbelltown, Councillor Liverpool, Charishma Kaliyanda councillor Liverpool, Geoff Shelton Councillor Liverpool.

Credit of this successful Ramadan Eid Bazar goes to one and only Sashi Lal, who despite of being busy, was very calm and friendly. She attended all her guests and conducted the whole show with a smile on her face.




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