ANU 2019 National Multicultural Festival Parade

Be part of the ANU 2019 National Multicultural Festival Parade this year to experience and celebrate the vibrant cultures of the world. Come along in traditional dress and bring your flag!

The National Multicultural Festival is one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity across Australia, and this year, you could represent PARSA and ANU at the Parade!

ANU will be sponsoring and leading the Parade, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt speaking at the closing ceremony, and PARSA will be present at the Parade with PARSA banners, signs, and much fanfare. This is a wonderful way for you to celebrate diversity and represent multiculturalism as a member of ANUSA and PARSA.

The Parade will start at 4:00pm on Saturday 16th February on the corner of Bunda and Akuna Street (near Glebe Park). The Parade will then continue along London Circuit, ending at Stage 1 in Garema Place with a closing ceremony finishing by 6:00pm.

To sign up for the parade, please email Please arrive at 3pm on the corner of Bunda and Akuna Street in the city.

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There will also be a diverse range of information stalls, cultural displays, delicious food and international and local products at the Festival.

Level-up with a language in 2019: ANU Languages Stall

ANU will host a languages information stall at the National Multicultural Festival to promote nearly 30 language programs taught by the College of Arts and Social Sciences and College of Asia and the Pacific. Located in Section A on Bunda Street near the Canberra Centre, our stall will have academics and students who will offer personalized advice and insights about our many language programs. With almost 30 languages, ANU offers an unrivalled variety of programs taught both on campus and online. In 2019, seven ANU languages are being taught entirely online in partnership with Open Universities Australia: Hindi, Mongolian, Persian, Sanskrit, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan and Vietnamese. Interested? Enrol here by 17 February to start studying in Semester 1, 2019.