Bengali freedom fighter and Canberran, Kamrul Ahsan Khan, recalls Independence Day as the beginning of his involvement in a battle to gain independence from Pakistan.
The Women Empowerment Project: The Gender Super Gap, Greenwich Village, Campbell. Photos Denholm Samaras.
With Canberra turning a ripe 108 on Monday and locals taking the day off to celebrate, there’s plenty on this long weekend from 6 to 8 March.
While there was previously hope the festival could run in the latter half of 2021, Minister Cheyne said waiting until 2022 was the most “practical and achievable” strategy.
Registrations opened this morning for a number of events including the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Lights! Canberra! Action!, Symphony in the Park, Canberra Day and the Enlighten Alley and Bentspoke Beer Garden.
The Lunar New Year festive season will give Canberra a glow next week, and despite being somewhat different due to COVID-19, there will still be the usual abundance of food, light and a focus on family to mark the occasion.