Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Spring festival celebrates multiculturalism

    25/10/2019 12:00 PM
    • Annual Basant Festival celebrates spring with a multicultural extravaganza
    • Basant Festival supported by the McGowan Government for $55,000 

    Perth's biggest multicultural spring festival will return on Sunday, October 27, offering a variety of entertainment for all ages.


    Presented by So Change Inc, the fifth annual LiveLighter Basant Festival is expected to attract up to 30,000 people to Langley Park for the traditional Punjabi spring celebration.


    The family friendly day features a number of multicultural performances and activities, kids rides, arts and crafts, kite-making and kite-flying classes, fireworks, and more than 100 food and market stalls.


    Entry is free and donations raised will go to the Feeding Australia charity, a volunteer-based social initiative to provide meals to those experiencing homelessness in Western Australia. 


    The McGowan Government is supporting the festival with funding of $55,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests, Healthway and Lotterywest.


    More information about the festival is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Now in its fifth year, the Basant Festival is one of the many events around the State to celebrate the diversity and achievements of our multicultural society.


    "This wonderful spring event is a great day out for the whole family and is growing in popularity and excitement each year.


    "I encourage everyone to come to Langley Park and enjoy spring by flying a kite on the beautiful Perth foreshore."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600