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Welcome to Belfast Mela

Thousands flock to Ireland's largest festival of world cultures.

The Belfast Mela (meaning 'to meet'), bathed in sunshine, as tens of thousands of people packed into Botanic Gardens to enjoy a show stopping line up featuring music, dance, food, fashion,street theatre, circus and carnival from across the globe.

A massive big thank you to all that came down and to the entire team that worked in making this the biggest and best Mela to date. 

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Great day out, only negative is that one day isn't enough!!! Thank you Excellent , thanks ArtsEkta for organising this colourful, fun filled thoroughly enjoyable experience Many thanks for the lovely Mela festival, my first one but I hope to go often , I really enjoyed the dancers, the dancers were the exotic ingredient. So many people, but so well organized Well done for presenting such a fun filled day in Belfast. The atmosphere was fantastic as was the entertainment. My little 1 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first festival too. Thanks for a great day

 

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