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20 June 2019

Happy Eid al-Fitr

Arcare Keysborough recognises the significance of their clients’ culture backgrounds and enjoys celebrating the various events and milestones associated with each culture.

Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The holiday is also called the ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, and it marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

While Eid al-Fitr celebrations generally only last a day, Arcare Keysborough decided to continue the celebrations for a whole week.

Clients, volunteers, family members, friends and community members were invited to celebrate the holiday with a party, presents and a delicious feast.

Two events were held on the holiday; one in the sensitive care unit and the other, larger event was held in the cafe.

Lifestyle assistant, Sema who has a Turkish background, prepared for the special occasion for weeks; spending her time sourcing unique products and items from far and wide.

Sema’s preparation and dedication truly showed on the day, as the food was scrumptious and everything was superbly displayed.

Volunteer, Arzu who has a Turkish background decided to come in on the day with her husband and children and visited those of the faith and also those who lived in Turkey and Egypt.

Arzu’s whole family was so excited to celebrate the occasion and share in the festivities that they decided to sign the whole family up to volunteer at the party.

Arcare Keysborough even welcomed some special surprise guests, students from Sirius College. The students came along to the party and feast, as they couldn’t bear to miss out on the day.

One of the school’s teachers even held an impromptu dance lesson for all, which made the occasion even more memorable for everyone involved.

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