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Friday, March 07, 2014
The City’s colorful ethnic festivals and events embrace the rich traditions, culture, heritage, arts, music, dance and food of its diverse populations.
Here are a few to embrace over the next few months.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate the orange and green on March 9 with the 32nd annual Saint Patty’s Day Parade. Worcester County’s Irish American Tradition begins at Mill Street at noon and travels along Park Ave. past the Elm Park reviewing stand and ends at Highland Street.
Native American Weekend
The second annual Native American Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village will take place March 29-30 from 9:30-4:30 and will feature some of New England's foremost experts on Native American culture, food, music, and crafts. Explore the role of Native Americans in early New England through a weekend of stories, demonstrations, cooking, and more.
Latino Film Festival
Worcester’s 19th Latino Film Festival will be held on April 1- April 6 at the Cinema 320 at Clark University. Celebrating great films since 1982, the Festival is the longest sustained Latino film Festival in New England. Un Amor will open the festival on April 1 at 7:30.
The Albanian Festival takes place in May at St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church of Worcester. The Albanian heritage is alive and well in Worcester County with thousands of Albanian residents. This great weekend-long family event is filled with fun for all ages including food, music, carnival games and amusement rides.
The St. Spyridon Grecian Festival is celebrated every June at the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester. The largest cultural celebration in Worcester, thousands attend annually to sample the culinary skills of well known area Greek chefs not to mention live music and dancing, arts and crafts.
The Asian Festival 2014 will be held on Sunday, June 29th. The annual festival is a chance for the Asian community to come together and share their cultural heritage with the Worcester community at large. An exciting afternoon of dance performances, colorful costumes, music and food from many Asian countries will be offered.
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