Cultures on show at Bunbury’s Multicultural Festival

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times

The 13th South West Multicultural Festival will emphasise Bunbury’s cohesive community on February 24 by showcasing a number of countries and cultures with activities, performances and learning experiences.

Members of the community can immerse themselves in the cultures of more than 50 countries like India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Spain, Ukraine and Sri Lanka.

Bunbury Multicultural Group chairwoman Saswati Pal said the new experience zone this year would provide a hands-on interactive experience where people could take home what they learnt.

“We want people to have a great time in celebrating and enjoying the unique multicultural beauty of Bunbury but also be able to learn something like basic words in Aboriginal languages,” she said.

“Thirteen years ago there were 200 people attending the festival and last year there were over 6000 people so it just shows how the community has grown in welcoming different cultures.”

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People of different nationalities are encouraged to register for the festival’s flag parade opening by emailing admin@bunburymulticulturalgroup.com.au.

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