Toad Hall’s 2015 Multicultural Festival was a fun-filled day held on Saturday the 2nd of May. Toad Hall lived up to its motto ‘unity in diversity’ with an exemplary celebration of multiculturalism portrayed through ‘one world, one family, one love’. The festival began in hall at 3:00pm, with an array of food stalls representing various countries from Azerbaijan through to Indonesia, Ecuador, India, the USA and many more. These tables were covered by delicious foods with enticing colours and aromas. The food was created from an assortment of spices and flavours that included Filipino desserts, rice paper rolls and various curries along with many rice dishes. While it was hard to go past the vegemite and cheese sandwiches, the highlight by far was listening to everyone’s stories and sharing in their culture.
This was followed by a display of cultural performances in the ANU commons at 5:00pm. Both domestic and international students gave us an insight into their nationality through language, music, dancing and the beautiful garments they were wearing. Here, everyone was mingling, having fun and enjoying each other’s company. On the whole, Toad Hall successfully commemorated their resident’s lifestyles.
Image by Annie de Groot