Various ethnic groups came together to demonstrate the harmonious coexistence of different cultures which blend together and enrich one another to create a multicultural nation.

Among the highlights of the day were folklore shows, tastings of specialties from different countries, ethnic artisan products, and games and entertainment.

The Italian community was proudly represented by the Federazione Pugliesi d’Australia, a collective body of all of the Apulian clubs in Melbourne.

Members of the San Marco in Lamis Social Club, the Puglia Social Club, and the Anzano di Puglia Social Club once again demonstrated their social maturity and collaborative spirit when it comes to the prestige of their region and Italy at large.

A round of applause for all of the Pugliesi in Melbourne, in particular those involved in this important contribution to Australia’s national celebrations.