On the Day one of the event, there were different stations set up for the visitors from where they can get oriented with different cultural background. The stations were naming as Color of Joy-Ethnocultural Paintings, Crafty Connections, Ethnocultural Games, Beautify with Henna, Nepalese Instrumental show, and Draping the Culture.
Colors of Joy Painting Station – Ethnocultural Paintings
Through that activity, the diversity of different cultures were showcased and people were encouraged to express themselves through art and connect with others of different cultures and generations. A local artist used her own painting skills and ideas to make a masterpiece for the Coalition based on the theme of promoting multiculturalism.
Crafty Connections Station – Traditional Paper Crafts
Traditional crafts were made on both days of the event using colorful paper, for example, paper boats, paper fans, Chinese paper lanterns, paper snake, origami, Filipino paper dolls, etc. People from different ethnocultural communities and different ages made crafts of their choice which had an ethnocultural value.
Games from back Home Station – Ethnocultural Games
Carrom, sungka, ludo or snake & ladder, Chess, etc. were played on both days of the event. Thus, the event became a great opportunity for people to connect with their culture and with each other through the shared experience of playing traditional games.
Beautify with Henna Station
People enjoyed different patterns of Henna and learned Asian Henna design, showing their hands for pictures.
The Nepalese Instrumental show
Naumati Naad is a traditional Nepali ensemble consisting of nine different musical instruments, typically played during festive and ceremonial occasions. Participants of the event were allowed to play those musical instruments which cultivated intercultural communication and exchange of culture.
I Look Beautiful Corner – Draping the culture
It was a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty of different cultures by draping traditional dresses, jewelries, scarfs, hats, and traditional attire and creating memories. For example, women from different ethnicities such as Indigenous, Eritrean, Mexican, Chinese, etc. draped themselves with beautiful Indian attire (Sharee) and jewelries thus nourishing the cultural exchange. A display board was set up beside the station to show pictures of Shari weaving instruments and machines. The history of the Shari was also demonstrated on the wall with a mannequin wearing the Sharee and traditional Jewelry.