Hunter New England region possesses a small Indian population of all ages, especially from the South Indian state of Kerala. Kerala is known for cultural diversity and religious harmony, as it has almost an equal percentage of Hindu, Christian and Muslim populations. During the month of April, Hindus celebrate a traditional festival called Vishu, Christians celebrate Easter and Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr. All three are celebrated around the globe without religious and cultural differences.
HUMSAM is organizing Jashan 2023 to gather the community and celebrate these festivals together to boost community spirit and unity, enhance religious harmony and promote cultural diversity and awareness to the Australian community. Moreover, it will provide a platform for kids and teenagers from our community to showcase their artistic and musical talents. In addition, we will arrange various home-cooked Indian cuisines to share with the local community in Newcastle.