Sunday, February 12, 2012

National Multicultural Festival

After swimming, the four of us headed to the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra town centre.

This year's festival was the biggest yet, with organisers estimating that 260,000 people attended over the 3 days. The weather was great for the event (not too cold, not too hot) and we wandered around some of the 350 stalls from all parts of the globe while music and dance kept people entertained from 4 stages. Both the kids were excellent given that they'd had a grueling swimming lesson before the festival.

Main attraction for most visitors is the wide array of food and drink available from around the world. We chose to eat Thai food washed down with Polish beer and a (much sought after) pączek for dessert.

It was interesting to see that the Greek stall was full of give-aways and we wondered that, given the current state of their economy, perhaps it would have been better if they'd had a money collection tin.

We rounded our trip off with a ride on the carousel which sits in the centre of Petrie Plaza.

Wearing Polish caps

Amy has a refreshing drink!aboard the Merry-go-round

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