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Childen Festival 2017 in Sydney Ushered by Poster Contest

Children Festival
Children Festival

Bankstown to be painted in the colours of manycultures

Hundreds of children dressed in traditional national costumes and uniformswill parade through Paul Keating Park in the centre of Bankstown on Sunday 17th of September for the 19th Multicultural Children’s Festival.

The festival’s founder, Thuat Nguyen, today invited families of all backgrounds, from all over Sydney to come to Bankstown and join in the fun and the highly colourful entertainment.

Children proudly displaying the national dress of thirty different backgrounds will create a spectacular sight accompanied by lively lion dancers, marching bands and drum bands.

The costumes will portray Aboriginal, Arabic, Russian, Burmese, Philippine, Bosnian, Indonesian, Croatian, Macedonian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Nepalese and Scottish tradition. They will be joined by  children of many backgrounds in their Scouting or school uniforms.

Many of these cultures will also be on show in song and dance on stage in Paul Keating Park between 11am and 6pm.

But this is not just a colourful spectacle – it is a demonstration of the powerful lessons in harmony and acceptance which children deliver to us all.

During the day children of all backgrounds will play together, learn new skills and share new experiences as they engage with animal balloons, lion dance workshop, bracelet making, face painting, climbing wall ,scouting activities, kite making and an animal farmyard.

There will also be multicultural food stalls and important information stands. So the whole family can enjoy the day.

During the afternoon we willaward the winners of the poster design competition which is now underway with the theme Water Is Life. We hope this competition will help raise children’s awareness of the environment.SoI urge children to start work now on their entry to compete for the 14 available prizes.

This festival is a wonderful reflection of the diversity and harmony of Sydney’s western suburbs by the children who live there, he concluded.

Details of the Poster Competition which closes on 25th August are available at