The festival is more than just a celebration of ethnic foods and dance. It unites the community in a celebration and sharing of culturally diverse dance, food and performance, and has become an important event on the Marlborough calendar. Not simply because it’s fun and colourful, but because it embraces cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for our ethnic people to showcase their culture, and feel they have a visible and valued place here. Local Marlburians too, can see the richness of the ethnic mix of people who call Marlborough home.
As our province becomes more diverse the connections between people at individual and local level are important to building social cohesion and providing a platform for a thriving community. The festival provides that platform.
Come along, join in and witness the richness that cultural diversity brings.