CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ORGANISATION INC.
ABOUT children's FESTIVAL
Our Children’s Festival is a joyful day for children, their families and their groups
The Children’s Festival is a festival of nations dedicated to the youth in our community. It is a family fun day, particularly for children, with onstage performances and activities such as a children’s parade, lantern parade, outdoor games, competitions (poster /writing /lantern /costume and table tennis…), display and food stalls. Children from all cultures meet new friends, showcase their talents and learn from each other in the spirit of playing together, growing together and living in harmony. It is a day of celebration of our diverse community, of pageantry and culture - a day of laughter and smiles. A joyful day at our Children’s Festival gives children a feeling of happiness, makes them love where they are, what they are doing, and who they are playing with. Not only children feel joyful, but their families and their groups are also happy because children normally attend the festival either with their families or their groups, particularly the young children who can’t really come by themselves.
Help to build a tolerant and harmony society
A joyful day at our Children’s Festival goes further than “Just for fun”. In a multicultural country like Australia, where people have come from all over the world, it is important to maintain social stability and harmony in the community. One of the best ways to do this is to hold a festival and bring children and families from all backgrounds together so that they can play, learn and appreciate the differences of the many cultures flourishing in our community. Our Children’s Festival promotes tolerance and harmony and helps build social cohesion in the community. That’s why our motto is “Playing together and living in harmony”. With adults and children coming together at the Children’s Festival, participating in activities and sharing the fun, we believe that we will be able to break down social barriers between cultures and generations. Adults may have deeply rooted behaviours and beliefs that are difficult to alter. However, children, who are the adults of tomorrow, are more accepting of changes and new experiences. There is no doubt that the Children's Festival can influence views and behaviour of young people in the community and help guide them towards a more tolerant and harmonious society.