No Comments November 8, 2016

More than 4,000 people attend Aberdeen cultural festival

Organisers are already planning for next year after hailing an event to celebrate Aberdeen’s diverse culture.

Aberdeen Mela One World Day had more than 4,000 people attend at Union Terrace Gardens.

Spearheaded by the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre, the celebration had dancers, singers and food vendors from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds.

Originally started in 2014 as two separate events, the Bangla Mela and One World Day merged to have a bigger event showing off Asian, African and Scottish culture.

Ashashan Habib from the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre said the day was about bringing people together.

He said: “We think the event was a good experience for the people of Aberdeen as it was a bit of a festival and it was all about being inclusive.

“Aberdeen is a very diverse city and it was about bringing other cultures to Aberdonians.

“Sometimes other communities can feel quite isolated here and have their own events, but this was about integrating. We wanted people to learn about other cultures to help make a better society.”

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