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Cairns Bhutanese took part in Cairns Festival

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Several resettled Bhutanese representing the Cairns Bhutanese Community (CBC) participated in the Cairns Festival, a multicultural event being organized since 1961 in Cairns, Australia.

Tej Man Rayaka, CBC President (left) with Prahlad Dahal, CBC advisor display Bhutan's flag during the grand parade (Picture courtesy: Narayan Mishra)
Tej Man Rayaka, CBC President (left) with Prahlad Dahal, CBC advisor display Bhutan’s flag during the grand parade (Picture courtesy: Narayan Mishra)

According to CBC, dozens of youths, children and elderly citizens on various traditional costumes from the community took part in the grand parade on August 29 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The festival organizer has claimed that over 20,000 people from various backgrounds and ethnicities joined the “record breaking grand parade”.

Themed, “Celebrating our Cultural Diversity”, this year’s Grand Parade promises to be a spectacle of color and energy, featuring imaginative floats designed by a broad range of groups and organizations, reads the festival website.

The festival that begun on August 28 ends on September 6.

(Video courtesy: CBC/Tej Man Rayaka)

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