Banquet celebrates multicultural Karratha
The Pilbara Multicultural Association hosted a multicultural dinner as part of Harmony Day and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Patrons were asked to bring a plate of food to share which resulted in a multicultural banquet big enough to feed hundreds.
Performances from traditional Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Maori and Venezuelan dancers kept the crowd entertained throughout the night. There was a workshop for people to learn how to make Chinese dumplings and children were kept amused by a bouncy castle, colouring-in activities and face painting.
The night was topped off by an appearance from the Chung Wah group who came all the way from Perth to perform tradition Chinese lion dances.
The group also made appearances at Karratha City shopping centre and Vita Cafe during the week.
Harmony Day is officially on March 21 but the Pilbara Multicultural Association decided to spread the celebrations throughout the month of March.
PMA president Anand Subramoney said the Harmony month events celebrated the diversity of cultures in Karratha.
“It’s for people to come together and get to know and learn about other cultures,” he said.
“(It’s) interesting to see how people mingle and get on together.”
Chinese lion dancers perfomed at the dinner.