South Australia celebrates Australia Day

An estimated crowd of 35,000 people turned up to this year’s Australia Day gathering held at Elder Park, Adelaide on Sunday January 26.

In perfect weather, South Australia’s multicultural community was out in force to celebrate the day.  Dressed in a diverse range of costumes they created a colourful atmosphere while being treated to a wide variety of music and dance from many of SA‘s multicultural community groups.

The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood, said it had been the biggest ever turnout for the parade, and praised Adelaide for its rating by the Lonely Planet publication, as one of the world’s  best ten cities to visit.

The Lord Mayor helped himself to a ‘selfie’ photo with the crowd who were patiently waiting to see the star acts for the night, African Australian music and dance sensation Timomatic, and the 2012 Voice finalist Sarah de Bono.

Salt Magazine was on hand to capture the scene for its readers.

SALT Magazine is an African-Australian Community News Magazine, created to provide print and online news and information on a broad range of issues of interest to the African community in Australia as well as to the wider general public. Our main aim is to act as a platform for the voice of the new and emerging African Australian communities, providing an African perspective to Australian topics. We wish to highlight African refugee success stories and encourage community development by exploring the challenges faced by new arrivals.

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