Victorian Mosque Open Day: Islamic Council of Victoria

From March 17, 2019 10:00 until March 17, 2019 16:00

Victorian Mosque Open Day: Islamic Council of Victoria

Islamic Council of Victoria invites you to:

Victorian Mosque Open Day 2019

Date: Sunday 17 March 2019     Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Varied Mosques around Victoria (see below)

Caring and sharing our cultural heritage - ICV’s Victorian Mosque Open Day 2019

The Australian Muslim community is a multicultural phenomenon in itself – and proud Victorian Muslims are celebrating their diversity through caring and sharing.

Cultural Diversity Week (March 16 -24) and Harmony Day (March 21) are Victoria’s largest multicultural celebrations, featuring week-long programs of festivals and events in metropolitan and regional areas.

This year, the Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) annual Victorian Mosque Open Day will run in line with both festivals, and will see Mosques across Victoria open their doors and hearts for visitors from any race, belief and gender on Sunday, March 17 between 10-4pm.

The Australian Muslim community is adorned with an estimated 63 different backgrounds, and 200,000 Muslims call Victoria home. The Victorian Muslim community is diverse with cultural backgrounds from Albania, Pakistan, Bosnia, Lebanon, Burma, Egypt, Afghanistan and many more.

ICV’s Victorian Mosque Open Day project launched in 2017 and has become an annual hit since. Thousands of Victorians have flocked to a local Mosque near them to get to know their Muslim neighbours, partaking in guided Mosque tours, hijab tutorials, henna tattoo art, jumping castles, sausage sizzles and discussions about Islamic beliefs.

The state-wide annual event, supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and Victorian Government (Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion) and Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) is back this year partaking in the community spirit of Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day.

The following 18 mosques and Islamic communities will open their doors on the day anytime between 10-4pm;

* Albanian Islamic Centre of Dandenong
12 Dalgety Street, Dandenong South

* Albanian Mosque - Albanian Australian Islamic Society
765 Drummond St, Carlton North

*Australian Bosnian Islamic Centre
285 Station Rd, Deer Park

* Australian Islamic Centre
23/31 Blenheim Rd, Newport

* Benevolence Australia
125 George St, Doncaster East

* Doncaster Mosque - UMMA Centre
72 George St, Doncaster East

* El Sedeaq Heidelberg Mosque
32 Elliott St, Heidelberg Heights

* Geelong Mosque - Islamic Society of Geelong
45-47 Bostok Avenue, Manifold Heights

* Golden Wattle Mosque
700 Davis Rd, Tarneit

* Hallam Mosque (IEWAD)
131-133 Hallam Rd, Narre Warren North

* ICV City Mosque
66-68 Jeffcott St, Melboure West

* IISCA Brunswick Islamic Centre
31 Edward St, Brunswick

* Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Rd, Thornbury

* Light of Hidayah
6 Victor Street, Morwell

* Monash Mosque - Islamic Association of Monash
16 Beddoe Ave, Clayton

* Omar Farooq Mosque
14-16 Photomia St, Doveton

* Preston Mosque - Islamic Society of Victoria
90 Cramer St, Preston

* Virgin Mary Mosque
143A Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing

Find your nearest participating mosque, new Mosques who come on board and keep up to date with the Victorian Mosque Open Day here.


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