Hanif Bismi

Assalmualaikum/ Greetings of Peace

We welcome all Australians of various faiths and cultural backgrounds to join us at Fairfield Showground on Sunday 15 May 2022 for the 37th annual Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF). Great news! It’s free entry this year so please bring your extended family and friends.

MEFF is the first, the largest and the longest-running Eid Festival in Australia. This festive gathering of all Australians was the pioneering idea of Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad OAM. It is of great sorrow to the multicultural Australian community that Dr Ahmad passed away on 10 February 2022 at the age of 91.

Dr Ahmad believed that community-based volunteer work is the backbone of society. MEFF is based on volunteer work and its dedicated volunteers contribute their free time, effort and money to bring to you this fantastic social gathering. We encourage you to reach out and understand others and thus clarify your own beliefs and identity. We will realize that our similarities far outweigh our differences and then we work together for the betterment of the larger community. Dr Ahmad’s memory and achievements are kept alive through the active organizations he started, his books, and publications.

Today, MEFF stands as an Australian Muslim identity and showcasing Australian Multiculturalism. In the future, MEFF will be a better and bigger place for Australians to meet and bridge a stronger community bonding.