Youth Cultural Festival

We remember the words of Pope Saint John Paul II who first instituted World Youth Day in 1985 as he reminds us that “you can be young and modern and at the same time profoundly Christian,” and we’d like all pilgrims to rejoice in their Christian youthfulness as we share our cultures in exultation. As a rainbow nation and a country with 11 official languages and then some, South Africa is home to many, not forgetting our visiting pilgrims from Swaziland, Botswana and many more.

At Mini World Youth Day this year, we’re excited to bring you a showcase of culture at the Youth Cultural Festival taking place on the evening of 7 December 2017. But to do this, we need your help! All registered pilgrims are invited to step-up and participate.

How do you and your culture celebrate the arts?

How do you embrace your culture through dance, language, drama, poetry, food or other aspects that make it unique?

This is your opportunity to show case your culture and help other youth understand the significance of your culture, through a performance/demonstration. We actually want you to go a little further than performing, and get all the youth at the event involved in your performance!

How can this be done ? By teaching pilgrims something new and including a volunteer or two, answering any questions that may follow. IBy informing others about the meaningful aspects in your cultural performance unites understanding and helps us all to learn from each other. And hey, if you’d just like to recite a poem or even perform a rap that you know can inspire your fellow pilgrims- we’d like to hear from you!

Registrations for the Cultural Festival close on 10th November 2017 and Siyabonga Mkhize and Rogerant Tshibangu are waiting to tell you more!

Registered pilgrims can contact them on:
Siyabonga Mkhize:

Rogerant Tshibangu:
072 945 6156 (WhatsApp)

A call to clusters:
Durban Cluster, Pretoria Cluster, Johannesburg Cluster, Wipotza Cluster, Cape Town Cluster, Bloemfontein Cluster, Botswana Cluster, Eastern Cape Cluster.

A call to cultures:
Zulu, Venda, Indian, Venda, English, Xhosa, Sotho, Portuguese, Pedi, Tswana, Spanish, Tsongo, Korean, Nigerian and all others!

We’d like this year’s Cultural Festival to be a unifying step towards a colourful future as one nation and one body in Christ and we need you to make this possible! Get in touch with us as soon as you’ve registered and let’s journey together on our Mini World Youth Day encounter of faith and vocations as young people.