In keeping with the goal of promoting cultural diversity and
integration, Culture Connect host annual St. Patrick’s Festival to
encourage communities from different ethnic and cultural background to
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March each year. This is an annual
party that allows diverse cultures to participate in celebrating the
National Day. The objectives of the gathering are:
• To gather participants from different cultural background and
encourage them to join in the St. Patrick’s parade and to identify with
the celebration of “Irishness”.
• To create an intercultural space where people from diverse cultures
could meet, communicate and share their varying cultural traditions,
food and entertainment in celebrating the day.
The party starts after the Parade; showcasing samples of cultures/ traditions from different nations – Irish, African, Asian and Eastern European. Culture sharing, fashions, dance, music, storytelling, tasting of different traditional food are main activities for the day. The event is full of fun activities for children and also relaxing for adults. Friends and families of both indigenous Irish and other nationalities are encouraged to attend this festival.