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Asian ethnic cultures festival in Hon Kong

November 14,2018  IST

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On November 11, Hong Kong had a big cultural festival organised by the Hong Kong Government to bring all Asian ethnic cultures on stage. Hong Kong, Macao, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Phillipines, Laos, Singapore participated to showcase their culture to thousands of  attendees at the Hong Kong Cultural Center Piazza near the Star Ferry.


The event started with a colorful parade at around 1:45pm. From 2pm to 6pm, cultural performances were presented in two stages.


Six Indian groups came with full enthusiasm to present more than 20 dances of various regions. Bharathanatyam by Lasya Dance school and Phumkha group, Kuchipudi and Bollywood by Hari Om Dance Academy,  Kathak by Sri Sakthi Academy, Dances of Andhra by Telugu Samaykkya and Folk Dances of India by Children Cultural Group attracted the audience's attention as it had wide variety of dances and costumes.  Folk dances from Karnataka, Bengal and Rajasthan were presented.


Nine Countries such as India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka Booths displayed the culture of each country.


Mrs. Prathiba Parthiban of Children Cultural Group organised a Warli Art Workshop to introduce the folk art of Maharashtra to the visitors in the Indian Booth.  More than 150 adults and children attended this workshop to get the basic idea of this art.  Murukku, snack of Tamil Nadu, served in the booth aroused the taste buds of the visitors. 


The festival of culture organised by Leisure and Cultural Department of Hong Kong is one of its kind to bring all cultures in one place.  The Hong Kong residents gets lucky once a year to witness  all International arts and cultures in one place and taste some of their food as well.  


- Our NRI Reporter Chitra Sivakumar 



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