Ramadan Street Food Festival was observed on the streets of Auburn, a Sydney suburb and another Muslim hub like Lakemba, on Saturday 23 April 2022.

Auburn Road in Auburn is a popular eatery street and a big part of the street was occupied with a variety of food stalls. Some other stalls with clothes and accessories could also be seen. The rush clearly reflected that a lot of people attended and enjoyed from a variety of foods.

There was a road closure on Auburn Road between Beatrice, Queen and part of Mary Street in Auburn. The council informed the local residents in advance that this is going to happen. The Council authorities managed the event so well and their efforts were highly appreciated. The weather was supportive as well.

Such events play a role in bringing the community together. Certainly, food is a catalyst in bringing people together and events like this make it easier for Stall owners and restaurants to bring out their best and most popular foods to a large number of people.

The event was conducted on 23rd April which fell under the last 10 nights of Ramadan 2022. It would be great if it were to be conducted in the first 20 nights because Muslims are extra focused in prayers during the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

We hope that this aspect is considered in the future.