The residents of the new Canberra suburbs of Coombs and Wright in the Molonglo Valley came together from all walks of life to celebrate Eidul Adha.

The event, which was supported by the Mingle Program and Australian Muslim Voice, was held on Saturday 17 September at the Charles Weston School in Coombs.

Children perform their play at the festival

Children perform their play at the festival

There was a range of activities including face-painting, balloon modelling, henna and arts and crafts.

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Volunteers from amongst the Muslim community took it upon themselves to cook up some traditional food whilst the local shops, Yarralumla Halal Pide House, Samiuz Pizzeria and Little Istanbul all donated pides and pizzas for free.   Quite a lot of guests also brought food to share.

The open police car and fire engine were a hit with the guests

The open police car and fire engine were a hit with the guests

The ACT Fire Brigade and the Australian Federal Police were present with their vehicles which as open for the community to have a look through.

Members of the Molonglo Valley Residents Advisory Group which was behind the organisation of the event hope to come together again next year and make it bigger and better.