Carnival time in Southern River

Carnival time in Southern River

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Hundreds attended the Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival in Southern River. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

Traditional Indonesian dancers, Chinese dragon dancers, Japanese drummers and the Cockburn Pipe Band were among some of the entertainers at this year’s Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival.

Held last Friday in Southern River the 12th consecutive carnival was a huge success with more than 6000 people venturing through the gates for the one-night only event.

Hosted by the Australian Arab Association the event offered the community an insight into the celebrations of Eid-Adha, an event otherwise known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

Australian Arab Association founder Salim Youssef said the event brought cohesion within the community with residents of all cultural backgrounds coming together as one.

“We had an amazing international food area with many cuisines and a variety of rides and entertainment for all ages including camel rides, the teacup ride, a flight simulator experience and bumper cars,” he said.

Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen.