The Andrews Labor Government is helping hold hundreds of multicultural festivals and events for Victorians to enjoy, including in Kororoit.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne and Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz today announced two projects in Kororoit which will receive a share in funding to help run their events.
- New Year Festival 01 January 2020 – $2,000
- The Tamil Educational, Cultural and Charitable Association (TECCA) will organise the New Year Festival 01 January 2020 to be held at the TECCA Cultural Centre in Deanside on 1 January 2020. The event is expected to attract around 1,500 people.
- Holla Mahalla Festival – $2,000
- The Khalsa Shaouni Inc. will organise the Holla Mahalla Festival to be held at the Sikh Temple in Plumpton on 28 March 2020. The event is expected to attract around 7,000 people. Hola Mohalla, also called Hola, is a three-day Sikh festival which most often falls in March and takes place on the second day of the lunar month of Chett. The activities will include: Poetry, Music, Sports, Cultural traditions exhibitions, Martial Art Competitions & free food distribution to the attendees. Colourful processions are also organised for the event. The event’s main objective is to bring communities together and share Sikh culture with the broader community.
The events are a part of more than 350 that will share in more than $1.3 million as part of the 2019-20 Multicultural Festivals and Events and Hindu Festivals and Events programs.
The initiatives support festivals, performances and events that celebrate cultural diversity.
Some of the other funded events include:
- The Wodonga Multicultural Festival
- The Latin Street Carnaval in St Kilda
- Lankan Fest in the Melbourne CBD
- Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival at Federation Square
- Nawroz Festival in Dandenong
- Ballarat’s Holi Festival 2020
For a list of all the successful recipients, visit vic.gov.au/multicultural-festivals-and-events-program.
Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne
“We’re supporting hundreds of community events, festivals and performances across the state so that Victorians from all backgrounds can celebrate their culture and share it with others.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz
“Almost every second person in Victoria was born overseas or has a parent who was born overseas – it is wonderful to be able to support our local projects so locals can learn more about our diversity.
“This is one of the most successfully multicultural places in the world – and that is largely down to our celebration of our cultures and traditions.”