Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Love Bracelet

Auckland held her International festival at the Mt Roskill memorial park.

If you love trying different food, listening to ethnic music and meeting people from other cultures, then the Auckland International Cultural Festival is just the event for you. This free festival is a celebration of Auckland's richness and diversity of cultures and a great opportunity for new refugees and migrants to have a sense of place and feel more connected, while displaying with pride the cultural variety they bring to our city. A feast for the senses, you can walk the world in a day, enjoying the people, music, dance, food, arts, crafts, displays and so much more from over 40 nations in just seven hours!

I promised my African refugee students that I will go. I even got a souvenir.

According to the young man who threaded it on my wrist, he explained The first bead, the Black bead represents all the bad things we do, The red : the love that jesus gave us when he died on the cross, The white: when we ask for forgiveness and we are forgiven, Green: that we grow and the Gold: symbolises the new heaven and the new earth.

I will wear the bracelet to school tomorrow and show them to my students. Doesn't it look good on my wrist?


Unknown said...

It looks great Ann and how I wish I could pop over there..Happy Sunday..well, almsot Monday now :D

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

It is a lovely bracelet. The festival must be great I love festivals where people bring their different cultures together and have a good time.

Barry said...

Yes it looks beautiful. And very meaningful. The festival sounds like a lot of fun.

Gordon said...

I also enjoy (multi) cultural festivals. You can learn so much and gain a better understanding of society at events like these.

wylde otse said...

love, forgiveness and new life