All cultures and colours to celebrate

GET TOGETHER: Mayor Paul Pisasale (centre) with performers in last year’s Harmony Day celebrations in Springfield.
GET TOGETHER: Mayor Paul Pisasale (centre) with performers in last year’s Harmony Day celebrations in Springfield.

CULTURES from across the world will be on display at the upcoming annual Harmony Day Festival at Robelle Domain.

Now in its fourth year, the festival aims to connect multicultural groups with main stream communities and organisations to enhance intercultural understanding and solidarity to foster a more harmonious society.

Organiser Shan Ju Lin said a lot of preparation had gone into ensuring this year's event is bigger and better.

"The World Harmony Society Inc is a non-profit and charitable organisation, with all of our members helping to organise the festivals on our spare time," she said.

"We have two festivals a year, and this means we have six months preparation time for each festival.

"We are extending our festival this year by adding more fun rides and stalls."

More than 10,000 people are expected to converge on the parklands to take in the fun of the joyous celebration.

Ms Ju Lin said there would be attractions galore for everyone to enjoy.

"Our festival brings in multicultural authentic food, performances and cheap unlimited fun rides," she said.

"People love the programs, from cultural dances, martial arts performances and workshops, the magic shot, lion dance, dragon dance, circus performances, talented singers and lots more."

Some other highlights of the day include:

  • Bollywood dance by Ojaswi Bansal at 3pm.
  • Japanese sword performance and workshop by Self Defence QLD at 3.10pm.
  • Serbian dance and workshop and 4.30pm.
  • Lion dance and workshop at 4pm.
  • Queensland Chinese orchestra at 6.27pm.
  • Magic show at 6.57pm.
  • Fireworks spectacular.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 3-8pm.



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