The National Multicultural Festival began in 1996 and has since evolved into the biggest occasion on Canberra’s event landscape. In the very beginnings of the Festival, it was a one-day event, eventually moving to a 2-week Festival.
Over the course of the last 21 years it has developed into the 3-day Festival it is now, which allows Canberrans, national and international visitors alike to congregate in Canberra over one weekend for what is one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity across Australia.
With 22 major languages, written in 13 different scripts, with over 720 dialects and with hundreds of different Landscapes and Landforms, India and Indians are no strangers to the concept of multiculturalism. A number of FINACT’s member associations will present the diverse Indian cultures while FINACT as always, will showcase the ‘Unity in diversity’ through its stall at National Multicultural Festival.
What you need to do?
We invite our member associations to send us details of their activities at the festival – performance, information stall or food stall. We intend to promote your activities as we did during the last festival. For more information, you may wish to view or visit our newsletter page.