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Welcome to Country – Diwali Ceremony

Thursday 19th October 2017 marked an important Indian celebration called Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights. This special celebration was held by organisers of the Annual Swan Festival of Lights at the gorgeous location of the Supreem Court Gardens in Perth, WA.

At the Swan Festival of Lights, the Creative native artists did the welcome to country ceremony for the Diwali festival.

Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Indigenous Australian Elders to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It was performed by a Digeridoo dance and performance. The Welcome to Country is an important ceremony as:

 

Didgeridoo player: Jumbindi

Dancers: Ian and Reece