I walked around the Masala markets, a stage and "Chai temple" set up for a rest, free music and family programs such as "storytelling time" like a library.
It was lovely to see children and adults in ethnic costume proudly and naturally. Very colourful, see above. But any child behaves same! Whilst this girl's family were enjoying music on a stage, she really got bored. Oh, so cute and beautiful like a bloom outed flower!
Actually, this year, camels joined the event! They became super stars among kids...and me!!
Wonderful to feel embraced multiculturalism. Multicultural Australia Council claims that since WWII, over seven million migrants have settled in Australia. Today, Australians speak more than 260 languages and identify over 270 ancestries. We, Australians are flourish in a wide range of linguistic and cultural diversity.
We danced and sang along to the music played on a stage. Hey, we got excited with music and lights in the evening. Also, I became a friend with a guy who was in charge of stage lights. A very kind man! I always thank for backstage players and love them all.
Different cultures and languages enrich our lives and society, while our universal language such as music and art always unites us. Oh, yes, kids were enjoying putting "paints" on boards to create a big drawing in a park. Nice, joyful and so peaceful!
What about your countries, Friends?
May Australia will maintain this rich cultural and linguistic diversity forever!
BTW, wow, I've learned a lot about camels and how to organise value for a stage at night. I'll sketch forever!
Friends, Happy Painting!
BibliographyA Multicultural Council (2012) "A Multicultural Australia," online.
Dept Immigration and Border Protection (2012) "What is multiculturalism?" in National Agenda for a Multiculral Australia, online, media release.