Sydney’s children will again lead the way in promoting community harmony in New South Wales when they flock to Circular Quay on March 10, 2019, in national costume, for the annual Sydney Children’s Festival.
Now in its 21st year, the festival promotes the concept of Playing Together and Living in Harmony.
Founder and President of the festival, Thuat Nguyen OAM, said today: “The Sydney Children’s Festival continues to lead the way in promoting the incredible value of cultural diversity. It sets a brilliant example for older Australians on how to live in harmony with fellow citizens whatever their cultural background and to benefit from their knowledge and experience.
“I urge families from right across the Sydney community to plan a day out at Circular Quay, First Fleet Park, on festival day for a feast of fun, entertainment and games.
“Our stage performances demonstrate that thousands of kids are learning and embracing their parent’s culture and educating us all about the depth of commitment in our society to maintain and share these treasures.
“I would also urge people across the community, including businesses which have a focus on children’s products or services, to consider giving financial support to this spectacular and worthwhile event,” he said.
The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman will be present at the festival for the official proceedings along with Ray Williams, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services.
A highlight of the event is the grand parade of children proudly wearing the traditional dress of their parents and grandparents homelands which culminates in the mass singing of the Australian national anthem.
Children are urged to enter the poster competition under the theme “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet” and the essay writing competition on the theme “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people”.
The festival will take place on Sunday 10 March 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
First Fleet Park, The Rocks, Sydney (next to Circular Quay Train Station)
Full details can be found on the festival website : www.childrensfestival.com.au