Celebrate diversity and join the festivities for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Iftar Community Dinner on Friday 17 May 2019.
All are welcome to attend a talk about the traditions and meaning of Ramadan before breaking the fast together over a special halal meal at Delahey Community Centre.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve invites community members of all faiths to come along and be part of this cultural event.
“When it comes to celebrating and enjoying our cultural and religious diversity – I’d like to think we are a role model for other communities across the state and beyond.
“Brimbank is one of the most culturally diverse municipalities in Australia, with almost half of our residents born outside Australia – it’s this diversity that strengthens and enriches us.
“All of us want a strong sense of community and the Iftar community dinner exemplifies the pride Brimbank has in its diversity. It speaks of our acceptance, our desire for peace and harmony and our willingness to give everyone a fair go.
“This is the third year Council has held this event. It’s the perfect setting to share our knowledge and experiences and to build understanding and acceptance amongst people from different faiths and backgrounds.
“It’s also a lovely way to socialise with local families and to learn about Ramadan, while enjoying a shared meal together,” said Cr Congreve.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-reflection for all Muslims.
- When: Friday 17 May, from 4.30-7.30pm
- Where: Delahey Community Centre, 80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey
- RSVP: before Wednesday 8 May by visiting DelaheyCC@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 9249 4900.
There is no charge for this event. This is a family-friendly event and no alcohol will be served.