Event In Review – Celebration Dinner for Festa Della Repubblica Italiana 2023
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA ITALIANA CELEBRATION DINNER Saturday 3rd June 2023
The Ballarat Italian Association (BIA) continued the celebrations of Italian Republic Day [Festa Della Rupubblica Italiana] with a gala dinner. Attendance was made up by the BIA committee and its members, Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King MP, community leaders, car club members from the flag raising display and the general public, leading to what was an entertaining success.
The celebration was held in the St Patricks Cathedral Hall in Ballarat Central, a hall reminiscent of many Cathedrals you would find in Italy. All those in attendance enjoyed a fully catered menu, complete with four courses. And of course, no one left hungry, mangia mangia!
There was plenty of dancing to keep everyone entertained, thanks to the music entertainment provided by Bella Ciao. Their music, which is inspired by the Italian Peninsula, covering the 40’s, 50”s & 60’s, with genres ranging from Tango and Polka to Waltz and Jazz and Tarantella. The playful, tragic, hopeful and loved are common themes of the classically Italian repertoire, which Bella Ciao weaves into a tapestry of music and songs.
Prizes and Giveaways galore…
The night was full of prizes and giveaways and kept everyone entertained. The BIA would like to thank all of our sponsors for their kind donation of prizes, an interactive list of sponsors is shown below.