LiverWELL attends the first Giong Festival in Australia!

May 16, 2024
Last Saturday, LiverWELL attended at the first Giong Festival held in Australia, at St Albans. We were very pleased to support the events organisers NEWGENs and provide an information stall, with give-away bags, a quiz and raffle. We were joined by two lovely volunteers, Rucha and Ha. There were around 500 people who attended to enjoy the festivals offerings, which included, story telling about Giong Legend, traditional music and dances.
Some key features of the festival:
Many Vietnamese traditional folk games to preserve the Vietnamese culture such as wrestling, crossing the bridge, blindfold to beat the drum or to catch the chickens, tug of war, bamboo stick dancing, boat racing and many more!
🍭 Heaps of beautiful and cute prizes
🎸 Traditional music and dances
🥁 Storytelling about Giong Legend will help kids learn more about the strength and spirit of Vietnamese people and their determination to protect our country from invading forces
📢Debating challenges in Vietnamese language
👋 Magic tricks, face painting and balloon art
🥤Free snack and drink for participants.It was great connecting with the wonderful Vietnamese community and immersing ourselves in their beautiful cultural festival.

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