Following its massive success last year, the BD Community Hub has decided to make its Chand Raat Festival an annual event.

The Festival this year will be held next Sunday, 16th of April at 37-41 Lincoln Street Minto, near the Minto train station, from 11am to 10pm.

Abdul Ratan Khan, organizer of the Festival and President of BD Hub, said that this year, there will be more than 100 stalls including jewellery, clothing, food, corporate displays, mehidi, face painting, rides for the children and multicultural stage performances. Aron group is this year’s title sponsor.

“We organise this Festival to promote interfaith harmony, mutual respect and understanding of cultural diversity,” Mr Khan said.

The term Chand Raat translates to “night of the moon” of the Eid-Al-Fitr. It follows the Islamic calendar, marking the culmination of Ramadan, as well as the eve of Eid-Al-Fitr.

Mr Khan said that his Festival is an open multicultural event for everyone aiming to create awareness of cross-cultural exchanges and build intercultural relationships.

“We also showcase the culture and talents of Bengalis living in Sydney and Australia,” he said.

There is no entrance fee to the Chand Raat Festival and ample parking nearby at the Minto Indoor Sports Centre.