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Diasporia News of Sunday, 23 February 2020

Source: Ghana High Commission to Australia

Ghana represents gracefully at National Multicultural Festival at Canberra

Some of the artifacts on exhibit at the Ghanaian stand at the festival Some of the artifacts on exhibit at the Ghanaian stand at the festival

The High Commission of the Republic of Ghana in Canberra, Australia participated in this year’s ongoing National Multicultural Festival which began on Friday 21st and ends on Sunday 23rd February 2020.

The High Commission mounted an exhibition of various items, promotional materials and made in Ghana products that depicted the rich Ghanaian culture. The exhibits included wood carvings, local musical instruments, leather products, textile products from GTP, Vlisco, African print clothing, cosmetics, beads jewellery, hand-woven baskets, straw fans, the legendary Kente cloth and stools among others.

The promotional materials included a tourism document put together by the High Commission titled “Ghana in Pictures”. As the name rightly suggests, this document promotes the various tourist sights and sites and tells the story of Ghana with more pictures than write up. Other materials included, Doing Business in Ghana, Ghana Incentives Inventory and the Cocoa Industry- Investment Opportunities.

The Ghanaian stalls had many visitors passing through to ask questions. Many also took along with them information materials about Ghana.

It was another year of a successful exhibition and promotion for Ghana.

The National Multicultural Festival is held every year, usually in February, in Canberra the capital of Australia. The festival that started in 1981 turned, with the years, to be the greatest successful festival of its kind in Australia.

The festival represents the cultures and traditions of more than 170 immigrants’ populations of various nationalities. More than 250,000 people, local and guests from all over Australia, attend the festival and share a unique cultural experience. The visitors of this colourful festival can enjoy diverse events and activities as:

* Taste various food in several communities areas

* Enjoy Latin carnival

* Participate or just watch folk dance

* Celebrate the Chinese New Year celebrations

* Exhibitions by various Embassies and High Commissions, etc...