A Journey to Afghanistan 2020

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The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is proud to announce its participation in the 2020 National Multicultural Festival, to be held on Saturday the 22nd of February.

The National Multicultural Festival is an annual festival organised by the ACT Government which involves hundreds of community groups, national and local businesses and foreign diplomatic missions, amongst others. The Embassy of Afghanistan counts amongst the participants, alongside over 300 stalls from around the world.

2020 marks the third year the Embassy has participated, and this year it looks forward to inviting friends of Afghanistan, business owners, Afghan diaspora communities and all other members of the public and their families to the official stall, which will be located near David Jones in Civic. We also extend a warm welcome to all those who are planning to return to visit us this year.

The highlights of this year’s Festival include, for the very first time, a live music performance of traditional Afghan music and a chance to learn about and hear unique instruments like the rubab and tabla, courtesy of talented Sydney-based Afghan musicians. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch live Persian calligraphy – and even take home a souvenir.

In addition to these family-friendly activities, there will also be dry fruits, tea and desserts to sample. Alongside this delicious taste of Afghanistan will be displays of colourful traditional clothing, jewellery and carpets; a chance to travel through different regions of Afghanistan

This year’s Multicultural Festival promises to be an exciting and eye-opening experience, welcoming everyone to enjoy some of what the rich culture and diversity of Afghanistan has to offer.

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