Ladies and Gentlemen we formerly invite you to the first St Albans South Asian Festival called Mela.
What is Mela: The history of Mela is a long and colourful one. Originating from South Asia, the word ‘Mela’ traditionally comes from the Sanskrit ‘To Meet’. Mela’s were an opportunity for families and communities to come together to celebrate religious, cultural or artistic events.
A Mela meaning ‘festival’ beautifully describes an exciting summer outdoor event with an emphasis on cultural and artistic programme. They feature a mix of music, food, and information as well as all the fun of the fair. Mela’s are an excellent opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate irrespective of ethnic background. They provide a crucial link with the community and offer organizations a valuable opportunity to target a captive audience
St Albans Mela will be family Fun Day of Asian culture and heritage which is open to all cultures to come along which will include Live Music from all diverse backgrounds from asian music to up to date sounds, Also Cultural Dancing, Martial Arts,Face Painting, The Funfair, plus a variety of Asian Foods stalls including Arts and crafts stalls too
Date & Time:
Sunday July 17, 2016 at 12 PM – 8 PM
Venue:Fleetville Junior School 228 Hatfield Road St Albans, Hertfordshir
PROGRAM SCHEDULE : TBA
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