Welcome to FCCV

Established in 2010, the Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) is Victoria’s umbrella multifaith body. It is the successor to the Leaders of Faith Communities Forum, founded in 1995.

FCCV was created to contribute to the harmony of the Victorian community by promoting positive relations between people of different faiths and greater public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, customs and practices of Victoria's diverse faith traditions.

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Ashura | Islam

On July 28, 2023

Ashura | Islam

Holy Day: Ashura

Date: Friday 28 July 2023*
Faith: Islam

A voluntary day of fasting which commemorates the day Noah left the Ark, and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God. For Shi'a Muslims, Ashura is a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD at Karbala (now Iraq).

* Begins at sundown on the previous day listed

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