SEE YOU AT VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday 25 March 2017 at Federation Square, Melbourne
Cultural Diversity Week is a time to come together as a community to celebrate our multicultural journey and to share personal stories of our cultural heritage and identity. So gather your family and friends and join VITS for the most vibrant festival in town.
With a fun-filled program of music, dance, film and activities throughout the day, Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2017 is sure to entertain people of all ages.
The celebrations kick off at 12noon and include the brand new Multicultural Film Festival from 5pm which will showcase multiculturalism through the lens of the next generation. From 7pm, a music gig will bring some of the hottest headline multicultural acts to the stage.
A sumptuous array of international cuisine will also be available throughout the festival.
Make sure you drop by the VITS stand and say hello!
ABOUT CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK
Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, featuring a week-long program of festivals and events in metropolitan and regional areas.
Proudly presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, with support from the Victorian Government, the week invites all Victorians to embrace each other’s cultural heritage and join in the celebrations.
Now in its 15th year, Cultural Diversity Week is held annually in March to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY?
Victoria is home to people of many different cultures and faiths. Multiculturalism is a part of our identity… it’s part of our character and our daily life. Since the traditional owners first inhabited the land, Victoria has been built on waves of migration. Today, almost half of Victorians were either born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Our diverse communities have made us prosperous and strong. And our differences don’t divide us, they unite us.
OUR JOURNEY, OUR STORIES
This is the eighth consecutive year that VITS has sponsored the event which celebrates what multiculturalism has brought to Victoria, reflects on the journey so far and showcases the collective stories that have helped shape and enrich our ever-diversifying community. You’re part of this journey, so what’s your story?
Further details, including the program for the Victoria’s Multicultural Festival as Federation Square, are available at http://www.culturaldiversityweek.com.au