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Ethnic Festivals

Predominantly, festivals are associated with a variety of both religious and nonreligious events that bear significant meaning for different countries, cultures, and communities. These celebrations take place in a variety of contexts and include a wide range of activities and traditions, including music, dancing, dress, and food. As a result, festivals are a time of celebration, feasting, entertainment, and sometimes remembrance. While festivals are a time of celebration for those who are a part of a specific community, they are also a time for community insiders to share their traditions with outsiders and visitors. In other words and more specifically, ethnic festivals are a way for those who have settled in new regions to celebrate, display, as well as introduce the traditions of their ethnic ...

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