300,000 visitors flock to Liverpool's Most Blessed Nights

Most Blessed Nights broke attendance records in Macquarie Mall with crowds coming from faraway places to enjoy one of the most spectacular celebrations in the South West over five weekends in March and April.

Businessowner Sam from Fruits on Macquarie said one of his customers had heard about Liverpool’s Most Blessed Nights and had travelled from Canberra to be involved.

“It’s amazing, the atmosphere, the people, everything is great,” he said.

Al Barakeh owner Joe Haddad said it was great to see the community getting together.

“It’s fantastic to see something lively happening in Liverpool – it’s been great for everyone.

Around 300,000 have enjoyed the sights, sounds and delicious smells of a middle eastern bazaar without leaving home.

Turkish coffee made in the traditional way using hot sand to warm the ingredients, arrays of cakes in rainbow colours and popular middle eastern dishes like knafeh, chargrilled plates and camel burgers.

With daylight savings over, nightfall comes earlier to the mall, highlighting the dazzling array of strategic lighting against a darkened sky.

It enhances the exotic atmosphere and make attending even more of an experience.

“Last year was terrific. This year is even better,” said Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun.

“People really enjoyed Most Blessed Nights.

“The food is just fabulous and authentic.”

Visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/mostblessed for more info.