Heritage Festival 2016

Every year during the Heritage Day Long Weekend in August, Edmonton is host to the Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park. I look forward to this festival every year as not only are you able to celebrate and appreciate different cultures but there is always delicious foods to try.

Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival, as well as to provide educational events, programs and/or projects on a year-round basis

— Edmonton Heritage Festival ASSOCIATION

This year D and I went early Monday morning in order to beat the crowds and the hot afternoon sun. We walked through trying different foods, learning about different cultures and taking in the many performances. Here are some of the snapshots we took.

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Viking boat display from Scandinavia

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Jamaican Beef Patty

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Ukraine’s Stage

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Hand-carved Mango Loco from Guatemala

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Pina Colada from Cuba

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Chicken Shawerma Wrap from Egypt

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Dutch Clogs

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Potato Stick from Korea

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Serbian Dancers

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Beautiful fruit carvings from Thailand

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Croatian Donut

Time to start the countdown to next year’s festival.

–clara

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