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Aug 24, 2023

The annual Aberdeen Mela Festival returns this Sunday as the city celebrates it’s rich, cultural diversity

The event has featured in Aberdeen’s cultural calendar for several years with its biggest comeback in 2022 attracting over 13,000 attendees. It is now a major attraction for people from different parts of Scotland and beyond.

Mela is a celebration of the rich cultural diversity within Aberdeen and North East Scotland. The event showcases the various cultures, languages, and traditions of people living in the region, aiming to bring people from different backgrounds together, and encouraging the sharing of knowledge, experiences, and traditions.

The event is a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures, appreciate diversity, and forge new friendships.

Since 2016, the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC), an organisation that is dedicated to bringing together diverse communities within Aberdeen and the North East, has orchestrated the Mela event. AMC encourages co-operation and integration among various groups, in the knowledge that building harmony and sharing cultural and linguistic diversity are essential for the formation of a healthy, inclusive and welcoming community.

Aberdeen Mela 2023 will feature a diverse range of activities such as cultural dance performances, music, food from different countries, arts and crafts, and fun activities for the kids. The Sunday event will provide opportunities for the people of Aberdeen to come together and experience something that is outside their usual everyday life.

Aberdeen Mela 2023 is expected to be an extraordinary festival showcasing various global cultures, a grand celebration that offers diverse performances and activities suitable for individuals of all ages. The event is open and free to attend for all, and the organisation is working towards making it accessible to everyone, regardless of their circumstances.

The AMC encourages everyone to participate and help promote cultural and linguistic diversity in Aberdeen and the North East. For more information about the event and to receive updates, kindly follow Aberdeen Mela’s social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.

Come along and join in this celebration to be a part of a significant movement towards cultural inclusivity and understanding!

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