There was plenty of food, singing, dancing and smiles as the Yazidi community gathered to celebrate the New Year.
Known as Sere Sal, meaning "Head of the Year", the holiday is always celebrated on a Wednesday in the middle of April of April, known as Red Wednesday.
For many of the community, having a home to safely express their culture is the best part.
The Yazidi community enjoy living in Wagga, Rashed Shani Baqui said, and they are grateful to the locals for welcoming them.
"For our community it's very important and it makes us happy for the people of Wagga to share with us and to live like a family," he said.
"Everyone here is very helpful and very supportive and I say thank you to everyone who, after we suffered in our home country of Iraq, welcomed us with love and a big hug.
"I love seeing the children run around together with a huge smile on their face - that is my favourite."
Shireen Mato and Akhlis Mato said anyone was welcome to join in the celebrations and they loved being able to safely express their culture in Wagga.
Part of the New Year celebration is the colouring of eggs, which collectively represent Tawsi Melek's rainbow colours that he blessed the world with and displays in his form of the Peacock Angel.
The eggs are principally coloured red, blue, green and yellow. Women also place blood-red flowers and shells of the coloured eggs above the doors of the Yazidis so that Tawsi Melek can recognize their abodes.
The CEO of the Wagga Multicultural Council, Belinda Crain, said she was glad to see more than just members of the Yazidi community in attendance showing a unity between cultures.
"This is the third year we have celebrated the New Year and we hope to continue the tradition," she said.
"We now have more than 400 people in the Yazidi community living in Wagga."
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