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Tibetan Culture Showcased at National Multicultural Festival, Canberra

ACT Chief Minister, the Hon’ble Andrew Barr with ACT Tibetan Community President Yeshi Choedon.

Canberra: The unique cultural traditions of Tibet were showcased at the Australian capital of Canberra during the three-day National Multicultural Festival from 16 – 18 February 2024.

Thousands of Canberrans were treated to delicious Tibetan cuisine, performances and culture as the Tibetan Community in Canberra once again participated in the festival.

The stall was visited by the ACT Chief Minister, the honourable Andrew Barr who enjoyed a couple of momos (Tibetan dumpling) and thanked the Tibetan Community for their ongoing contributions to the broader Canberra community.

The community also showcased Tibet’s distinct and unique culture through vibrant performances and participation in the Cultural Parade. Waving Tibetan flags with a large photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the forefront, members of the community, in particular the Thonmi Tibetan Language School teachers and students participated in the Cultural Parade walk followed by a Yak and Tashi Sholpa dancers to the delight of all those watching the parade.

The Tibetan Cultural Centre (TCC), an undertaking of the Office of Tibet based in Canberra also participated in the festival and distributed books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in addition to general info on Tibet. Visitors got to learn more about Tibetan culture and religion, and the activities of the TCC and Tibet Information Office.

Australian National Multicultural Festival is an annual event where people from diverse ethnicity and nationalities participate to present their own unique culture and traditions.

Tibetan community members performing traditional dance.

Tibet culture centre’s book stall at the festival.

Tibetan community members taking part in the festival’s parade.