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June 2024
Dano festival.

Dano Festival

Dano is a public holiday in North and South Korea to celebrate the end of spring as the summer season is welcomed. This day marks the start of the growing season, when farmers have finished sowing and planting and Yang energy is at its highest level. Historically, this day was intended for spiritual rites and the arts where people would dress in blue and red. Traditionally, women wear dyed hair pins and men weariris roots around their waists to ward off evil spirits. Cultural Infusion offers Korean Classical Dance in Victoria and New South Wales. See our full list of programs here.     Contact us to make a booking today.
10 Jun
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Refugee Week

Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted to foster a welcoming environment to those who have fled war and persecution. The aim of this day is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia. For the past two decades, Refugee Week celebrations have developed in a number of other countries. While there are minor differences in the dates for Refugee Week, all include World Refugee Day (June 20). In Australia, Refugee Week is scheduled to ensure that it does not clash with public holidays in any Australian state or territory. Our popular Multicultural Day Program is a highly engaging and immersive workshop which promotes the importance of intercultural understanding and is available in all states. With an option to choose to discover 5 continents, students learn about culture, history and language in great depth. With interactive activities ranging from critical discussion, dancing and more, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of a variety of cultures. We also offer a Mini Multicultural Day for pre-primary students across all states which allows the choice of 3 individual pre-primary programs. You can explore one culture, language or topic in depth or travel the world with a program from each continent. Additionally, our Intercultural Citizenship Ambassador Program (ICAP) available Australia-wide is a valuable and comprehensive program that addresses ethical understanding, critical thinking and global citizenship. In alignment with the aims of the International Day of Education, our ICAP program promotes students to understand various traditions while gaining greater intercultural understanding. See our full list of programs here. https://education.culturalinfusion.org.au/?post_type=x-portfolio&terms=&keyword=&page=1 Contact us to make a booking today.https://education.culturalinfusion.org.au/enquiry/ICAP : https://learn.culturalinfusion.org.au/icap/
17 Jun
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yoga day

International Day of Yoga

An ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice, Yoga originated in India. Yoga derives from the Sanskrit word meaning to join or unite – a symbol of the union between body and consciousness. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing Yoga.  The day was proposed as by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states of the UN. Introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the General Assembly, he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”   Introduce your students to the symbolism and cultural history of yoga with Valli’s Yoga and Mindfulness. She uses flowing Yoga postures and classical hand gestures with meditation and breath techniques that are suitable to the age and ability of students. Valli also offers a four-session Yoga Infusion Program. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
21 Jun
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winter solstice

Winter Solstice

Around Australia, Winter Solstice bonfires have become increasingly popular as people gather together to celebrate the longest night of the year. Societies throughout history and across the world host festivals and ceremonies to celebrate the winter solstice. Known as the day of the “sun’s rebirth”, winter solstice celebrations honour the symbolism of fire and light, along with life, death, the rising sun, and the moon. In the northern hemisphere, June 21 marks the Summer Solstice and longest day of the year. Throughout Europe, Pagan celebrations to commemorate the sun are held including outdoor feasts, singing, dancing, and bonfires. With a culture that combines Pagan and Christian religions, Roma culture is an ideal way to introduce your students to nature-based culture. A Nomadic Journey explores the origins of Roma culture through an interactive cross-continental performance. Using theatre, storytelling and puppetry, students discover the travels of the Roma people from India, across the Middle East and all the way to Spain. Along the way, they will uncover how the Roma influenced the music, dance, dress and language of these regions. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
21 Jun
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Matariki

Matariki

Matariki, the Māori New Year, is rich with tradition and the Māori name for a group of 7 stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. The disappearance of Matariki in Autumn is an important marker in the harvest calendar as it signals the time to gather and preserve crops, such as kumara, pikopiko and karaka berries. See our full list of programs here.     Contact us to make a booking today.
28 Jun
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July 2024
July morning

July Morning

Originating in Bulgaria, July Morning is a day celebrating freedom, friendship and the love of life. Today, it is celebrated in different parts of the world, mainly along the beaches, river banks or high hills to watch the sunrise, drink, sing and play the guitar, enjoying carefree moments all night long. See our full list of programs here.     Contact us to make a booking today.
01 Jul
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Star festival - tanabata

Star Festival

Tanabata is a Japanese Star Festival that originated from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It derives from the old Chinese legend of the two stars, Altair and Vega, that meet each other after being separated by the milky way. One famous Tanabata custom practised across Japan is to write a wish on a piece of colourful paper called tanzaku and hang it in a bamboo tree in the hopes that it will come true. To honour the essence of this festival, we have various immersive programs available that celebrate authentic Japanese culture: • Japanese Calligraphy (VIC) • Japanese Ink Painting (VIC) • Taiko Drumming (VIC, NSW, QLD) In addition, our Japanese Infusion program (NSW) introduces students of all ages to Japanese culture through a mixture of song and dance, storytelling and art. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
07 Jul
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Naidoc

Naidoc Week Begins

A time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions that our nations’ first people make to our country and society. These celebrations take place every July not only in Indigenous communities but also by Australians from all walks of life. To honour the essence of this week, we have various immersive programs available that celebrate Indigenous Australian culture: • Aboriginal Storytelling and Artefacts (ACT, NSW, VIC, WA) • Aboriginal Games (VIC, QLD) • Aboriginal Storytelling Through Art (VIC, QLD) • Nurturing for Australian Nature (VIC) • Didgeridoo Mindfulness (VIC) • Didgeridoo, Beats and Culture (VIC) • Boomerang Throwing (QLD) • Caring for Country (QLD) In addition, our Aboriginal Infusion (VIC, QLD, NSW, ACT) and Aboriginal Culture for a Day (VIC) (full or half-day program) allow students to engage with a wide range of activities surrounding Indigenous Australian culture. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
07 Jul
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Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day marks the turning point of the French Revolution and symbolises a growth of power amongst the common people who eventually lead an uprising against the feudal system. Every year, French citizens come together to celebrate Bastille Day and rejoice in the success and culture of France. The day is a celebration of patriotism and the values of ‘liberty, equality and fraternity’, rather than the battle itself.   At Cultural Infusion, we help schools celebrate Bastille Day around Australia with our range of talented French presenters. In Victoria we offer Mime Magnifique! and Les Bâtons Français, as well as Les Chansons Françaises in Queensland and Classic French Music in New South Wales. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
14 Jul
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eid al adha

Eid al Adha Begins

Known in many Middle Eastern countries as big Eid, Eid al Adha lasts five days and is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. Unlike little Eid, the ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’, which signifies the end of 30 days of fasting for Ramadan, Eid al Adha means ‘feast of the sacrifice’ and remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. With Cultural Infusion’s range of Middle Eastern programs, we can help students understand and celebrate Eid. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
16 Jul
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Mandela day

Nelson Mandela Day

Created to inspire people to embrace the values of democracy and contribute towards the ideals of ensuring a just and fair society, Nelson Mandela Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly in 2009. Five years before his death in 2013, on his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park, Nelson Mandela sparked a global movement when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.” For 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African, Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration to the world. By dedicating 67 minutes of their time – one for every year of Mandela’s service – people can give back and contribute to global humanitarianism. See our full list of programs here.     Contact us to make a booking today.
18 Jul
All Day
racial harmony day

Racial Harmony Day

Racial Harmony Day is a national day in Singapore which celebrates the success of a racially harmonious nation. This day emerged from the ethnic tensions that boiled over into racial violence due to the poor living conditions and soaring unemployment in the 1960s. On 21 July 1964, clashes between Chinese provocateurs and a group of Malay Muslims gathering to celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday set off some of the bloodiest rioting in Singapore’s history. Today, the day serves as a lesson for students in classrooms across Singapore about the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in its multicultural and multi-ethnic society.   Our popular Multicultural Day Program is a highly engaging and immersive workshop which promotes the importance of intercultural understanding and is available in all states. With an option to choose to discover 5 continents, students learn about culture, history and language in great depth. With interactive activities ranging from critical discussion, dancing and more, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of a variety of cultures.   We also offer a Mini Multicultural Day for pre-primary students across all states which allows the choice of 3 individual pre-primary programs. You can explore one culture, language or topic in depth or travel the world with a program from each continent.   Additionally, our Intercultural Citizenship Ambassador Program (ICAP) available Australia-wide is a valuable and comprehensive program that addresses ethical understanding, critical thinking and global citizenship. In alignment with the aims of the International Day of Education, our ICAP program promotes students to understand various traditions while gaining greater intercultural understanding. See our full list of programs here.   Contact us to make a booking today.
21 Jul
All Day
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