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Cultural Villages

Riverlights Cultural Villages are the heart of the festival.

Representing different nations and cultures, in 2019 the Cultural Villages will offer free interactive experiences, delicious food sampling and arts and crafts for sale.

Visit each one to taste traditional food, learn more about the culture and collect a stamp in your official Riverlights Cultural Passport, which are available from festival volunteers at the event.

2019 Cultural Villages:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • France¬†
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Latin America & Spain
  • Maitland Vietnamese Community
  • Newcastle Tamil Sangam Inc
  • North Sudan
  • Philippines
  • Russia Federation
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Tibetan Community of Newcastle Inc
  • Tonga