Pako Festa In The Sun

A glorious day was had by all yesterday, at one Australia’s biggest multicultural events. These days the festival is organised by Diversitat and has grown into Victoria’s largest free multi-arts and cultural party. Some things remain the same. Pako is about community and is led by community. The event celebrates and highlights the extraordinary contribution of individuals, cultural groups and multicultural communities in Geelong and across Australia. During the day, over 100,000 people attended, 5,000 people took part in the street parade and 10,000 people performed on five stages. I managed to take a few photos that may give you an idea of the friendly atmosphere enjoyed by the huge crowd


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Ivor Steven (c)  2019

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for 18 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

27 thoughts on “Pako Festa In The Sun”

      1. I’m hanging in there Ivor….rain is supposed to finally taper off this afternoon and we just may see some sun. In the meantime, it’s still raining and foggy so I decided not to drive myself to church…driving with one eye isn’t fun, and in the fog I’m better off staying put.

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  1. Ivor great Post! It was well attended, I’m glad you enjoyed yourself, oh makes all of us wish we were there. You got wonderful shots, shared a beautifully written inspiring words which bringing it to life.

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