I had the absolute pleasure on Saturday to attend the Christmas event for the Filipino community, how lucky are we to be able to experience a wealth of diversity among neighbours and friends. Being born of a Swedish father and an Aussie Mother I understood and appreciated the Yule Christmas celebrations and of course a smorgasbords. My father’s extensive travel had us understand at a young age and appreciate the many types of celebrations and today In our present society we get to learn lots about each other and the different approaches and celebrations of the numerous events simply by being part of our own community. Below are some pictures taken on my trusty phone, Speakers from across the community and politics were in attendance including the consulate general herself Philippine Consulate General in Sydney Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis, MP Laurie Ferguson and our own Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann along with Member for Mulgoa and the Mayor of Blacktown. All this supported by some simply amazing talent, singer’s, dancers and bands.