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47th Annual Festival of Nations celebrated

November 05, 2018 06:35 AM

ALBANY, NY - People from around the world celebrated cultural diversity at the Empire State Plaza on Sunday.

It was the 47th Annual Festival of Nations.

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More than 30 countries were represented, celebrating their culture through food, crafts, and performances.

Organizers say it feels good to see people from all around the world getting along in the face of adversity.

"In the world today, people don't get along many times, there are things against each other,” Said festival Chairman Manoj Ajmera. “Here at the festival we can work together, we can plan everything together and present this to the capital district residents”

Organizers say the festival is like a small-scale United Nations, where all decisions are made jointly between the different countries.

Any ethnic group is welcomed to apply to participate.

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Andrew Murphy

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