Friday, February 03, 2006
Every year our city hosts one of the biggest ethnic festivals in Australia. It's called the Pako Festival because it is based in Pakington Street Geelong West. Nearly every year for the past twenty years our Fijian community has participated, mainly with performances of dance and song. About fifty other ethnic groups perform dances, display crafts, have food stalls, and join in a street procession. It will be on again this year on February 25th and a group of Fijians are busy preparing dances.
Here is a photo of a dance a couple of years ago when some boys performed their first meke.