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Lakemba turns into bustling marketplace with Haldon Street Festival to celebrate cultural diversity

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Lakemba turned on its charms with the Haldon Street Festival on Saturday.

Festivities began at 10am as more than 35,000 people converged on Lakemba town centre.

Food from a range of cultures was on offer, alongside performances by groups such as the West African Drum and Dance Group and Arabian Nights Band.

The traditional Haldon Street Parade featured camels and 400 performers from schools and community groups.

Canterbury mayor Brian Robson said he was proud of the community spirit during the cultural celebration.

“Sydney was treated to the amazing sights, sounds and aromas that are well known to the people that call Lakemba home,” Cr Robson said.

“With over 100 stalls lining Haldon St, it was great to see so many people crowded along the road queuing to try all the wonderful food on offer.”

“An exciting array of performers entertained, enthralled and excited audiences, who were amazed by the colour, costumes and music performances.”

Source: News Local 

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