Arts and Culture Resources

Peacock Kolam 2

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations supports the positive expression of different cultures and traditions and celebrates the rich cultural diversity that exists within the Council area.

This Arts and Culture online content provides excellent educational resources to learn about different cultures, and promote and encourage respect and cultural diversity.

Indian Kolam-making Lesson

Kolam is a type of drawing traditionally drawn using rice flour, chalk, chalk powder or rock powder. It is customary for South India and Sri Lanka and is drawn by Hindu women and girls in front of their houses during special holidays, occasions and events.

You can also use coloured card and tissue paper, pencils and markers to make your own at home.

Learning about Chinese Culture

Erne District Chinese Families’ and Friends’ Association promotes and preserves its rich Chinese cultural heritage.

The group shares the celebration of Chinese culture through traditional Chinese music, singing and dancing, calligraphy and cooking and the Story of the Laughing Little Flower told in Mandarin by 8-year old Lee Shin.

Sharing Latvian Culture

Dancing is an integral part of Latvian culture and traditions.

The dancers of Latviesu Biedriba share their passion for folk dancing through their outdoor performance of the Kreicburgas polka and midsummer celebration dance.

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