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Last modified: 07 Sep 2022 12:01pm

Man and woman in traditional Macedonian dress doing a traditional dance

Travel around the world in Lincoln’s backyard this Sunday (11 September).

Hosted at the Lincoln Domain, at CultureFest you can indulge your senses by tasting delicious ethnic foods from over 35 stalls, watch traditional performances from around the world and play traditional games from Kī-o-Rahi to Filipino Street Games.

Joint secretary of Nepal NZ Friendship Society of Canterbury, Narayan Nepal says being part of CultureFest is very important for his group, because it aligns with their society’s motto. The society aims to foster friendship between New Zealanders and Napali origin migrants and invite local guests to witness and enjoy Nepali art, food, culture and lifestyle.

Polonus Polish Folk Group leader Ela Sawicka says they have been a part of CultureFest every year since the beginning, and are passionate about dancing, performing and everything Polish.

“We love to perform at multicultural events; it is gratifying. We also share our love of Polish food and enjoy being a part of CultureFest and the interaction we get with the audience.”

Aotearoa Tamil will be joining for first time. Former Tamil Journalis Mayyappan Raman founded the group last year and says he's looking forward to showcasing the group and teaching people a few Tamil words through games and fun and highlight that Tamil is one of the world's oldest languages, dating back to 350 BC.

More information and a full timetable of Culturefest events .