The National Multicultural Festival features local, national and international music, dance, food and creative arts. Also known as Sangha Day, this day celebrates the community of followers of the teachings of Buddha Theravada tradition. Pako Festa is a celebration of cultural diversity and attracts thousands of people to enjoy food, folk dancing, art exhibitions, films, craft, activities for children and the Pako Parade.
St David is the patron saint of Wales. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. It begins with Ash Wednesday.
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and brought Christianity to Ireland in the early days of the faith. Features pipe bands, Scottish culture, livestock, merchandise, music, dancing and haggis hurling. Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther and her uncle and adviser, Mordechai. Work is suspended on this day. The ancient celebration of Nowruz is shared by many peoples from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and others in the Black Sea basin, the Balkans, the Caucasus and western, central and southern Asia.
Every year people are encouraged to hold their own event on National Close the Gap Day to raise awareness about the year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Since , the Close the Gap campaign has achieved an enormous amount with community support.
More than , people took part in separate National Close the Gap Day events across Australia in The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us of our collective responsibility for promoting and protecting this ideal. Holi is a boisterous festival with people smearing each other with coloured water and bright powders.
Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi also commemorates some key figures in Hindu mythology. Brigadoon in marks the 41st anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon. With 20 pipe bands, highland games, the tartan warriors, dancers, stalls and clan representatives, this is the largest event of its kind in Australia. Thai communities across Australia celebrate this festival with food, crafts and entertainment.
The day involves the telling of stories and attending temples. Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Baisakhi also marks the founding of the Khalsa in the 17th century, which is the collective body of all baptised Sikhs. Holy Thursday is the day that Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples, four days after his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Passover is the first and most significant of the Jewish pilgrim festivals i.
It celebrates the redemption by God of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, and marks the birth of our nation. Work is not permitted on the first two and last two days. Many Jews refrain from work during the whole festival. This is a solemn Christian remembrance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. This day is a Hindu celebration of Hanuman who was an embodiment of Lord Rama. Devotion and selfless work are encouraged. Easter commemorates the resurrection return to life of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar.
Work is suspended on days 1, 9 and 12 of the festival. In addition to its religious significance, Easter in Australia is enjoyed as a four-day holiday weekend starting on Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday. This long weekend is an opportunity to take a holiday or get together with family and friends.
St George is the patron saint of England. St George, a prominent military saint, is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican church.
It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War , at Gallipoli. Dawn services at war memorials honour the sacrifice of those who died in war. Marches and reunions are held during the day. This day remembers the six million Jews killed by the Nazis between and It is observed by many people of Jewish and other faiths.
Ramadan — begins at sunset 5 May the date specified is an estimate due to the lunar calendar. During Ramadan Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. Visitors enjoy delicacies from the different islands and regions of Greece, together with music and dance. Commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
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