Canterbury Eid Festival 2016: It’s a wrap

Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 =  Alhamdullillah. Masha Allah. AllahuAkbar.  I can’t say anything that could top that really. Everything that we had planned turned out beautifully and I can’t ask for a much better outcome. The atmosphere was electric, you can feel the happiness and excitement in the air as guests trickle into the hall with Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival 2016: It’s a wrap[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 : DeenQuest

Good morning, salaams, and hello, Our team of DeenGuards are hard at work finalising the last of the DeenQuest (DQ) challenges for you! The DeenGuards are the caretaker of each of the challenges’ categories in the DeenQuest. There will be 3 categories, Body, Mind & Spirit and within each category, there are 5 challenges, each worth Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 : DeenQuest[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival returns in 2016

Assalamualaikum everyone and hello, New Zealand will celebrate the second Eid (ul Adha) tomorrow Tues, 13th Sept 2016. Firstly, I wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid. Secondly, we are proud to inform that the Canterbury Eid Festival is back again this year! The same team that brought Canterbury’s first ever Eid Festival is Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival returns in 2016[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival 2016

~ Eid ~ Pray ~ Love ~ Eid is a perfect time to come together to give families and friends a joyous occasion they can cherish together! Join us this Eid ul-Adha for a day to remember complete with activities, games, stalls, ethnic foods, performances and more… Everyone is welcome, so invite your neighbours, friends and colleagues! Muslim Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival 2016[…]

Life after the Canterbury Eid Festival 2015

Aah so where do we begin? Some of you might ask why big boss Zayed himself isn’t writing this blogpost. Apparently, the general consensus is that I was the one who was the least busy on the day and appeared to be in the best position to gauge how the event was panning out. Although Read more about Life after the Canterbury Eid Festival 2015[…]

Final word on the Eid Festival

Salam, a final update from us, as Eid is this Friday and Saturday we will be full on setting everything up for the festival on Sunday. The response we’ve been getting has been amazing, our page views numbering in the thousands.  We have even been interviewed by the Canterbury Star, so it looks like this event will be a great step forward Read more about Final word on the Eid Festival[…]

Stand with Ahmed This Eid

By now many around the world would have heard of a brown, muslim boy who built a clock to impress his teachers. The infuriating story of a young boy getting arrested under the pre-tense that the clock he assembled and brought to school was a bomb attempt. That really struck a nerve. Not only because we know so many ‘Ahmads’ Read more about Stand with Ahmed This Eid[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival Merchandise

Salaams everyone! One of my tasks leading up to the event is to get merchandise as part of our fundraising effort for the event. There were plenty of ideas for merchandise; I was absolutely looking forward to get some Canterbury Eid Festival (CEF) brand logo printed on lanyards, balloons, wrist bands and even hoodies! But Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival Merchandise[…]

Performances for the Canterbury Eid Festival

Salams everyone! Want to know what’s in store for you in terms of performances at the Festival?   Performances happening at the Eid festival will include Martial Arts (Malay and Chinese), Traditional Indonesian cultural dance, Speeches, Hajj re-enactment by kindergarten children from the local An-nur Childcare Centre and nasheeds and Eid songs sung by both children and adults!  We Read more about Performances for the Canterbury Eid Festival[…]