Guringai Festival also known as the Gai-mariagal Festival is a yearly event hosted to increase awareness regarding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in northern region of Sydney, NSW. Founded in the year 2001, the festival is the brainchild of Susan Moylan-Coombs a local resident of Northern Sydney. Since, the event is celebrated every year and generally commences on Sorry Day which is 26th May, a day before the National Reconciliation Week. It is an almost two month long festival that ends on the last day of NAIDOC Week which is usually in the second week of July. During this time, 11councils and several community plus reconciliation groups partake in the festival.