The Islamic Society of Markham Youth Committee spared no expense at their annual Eid-Al-Adhaa Carnival this year.

Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, referred to as the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two annual Islamic holidays that are celebrated around the world. Eid al-Adha is considered the holier of the two holidays as it represents the readiness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son out of love and obedience to God. 

Not only did families mingle and mix at the fun-filled event, but there was also a marketplace, food trucks, vendor stalls and a petting zoo. Kids and families reveled in the presence of a camel, a llama, goats, a turkey…and even a baby kangaroo!

Carnival-goers were also treated to free popcorn, soda, ice-cream and cotton candy.

The event, held in the parking lot of the Markham Masjid located at 2900 Denison St. also featured not one, but five bouncy castles. Each castle had a different popular kids them like The Avengers, Minions and more.

In a season, and city, where carnivals, fairs and picnics are a-plenty – this event did a great job of standing out.

In addition to the county-fair like clothing bazaar, the event also had something rarely seen at local gatherings…a full-fledge DUNK TANK!

Sponsors of the traditionally fun-festival include Appleview Homes, Healthy Planet and Markham Property Management.