On March 31, CORE Community Services Multicultural Communities team, in collaboration with Refugee Council of Australia, partnered with Blue Mountains restaurant “8Things” to share Assyrian culture beyond the Fairfield LGA.
The celebration of Assyrian New Year followed conversations about cultures, food and people with the restaurant owner.
Three recently arrived Assyrian sisters from Syria prepared and served Assyrian traditional cuisine to the restaurant’s patrons.
The night featured a brief history of the Assyrian people, culture, dance and food, and fabulous traditional dress and other costumes.
The event reflected CORE’s broader initiative to link newly arrived refugee and migrant communities with mainstream/established local communities.