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International Day and Eid Celebration in Stockwell proves a success!

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Published by amicushorizon for AmicusHorizon Group in Housing

Some of the women making Eritrean coffee at the Lansdowne Green event Some of the women making Eritrean coffee at the Lansdowne Green event

Music, food and dance from across the world attracted 250 people to Lansdowne Green's International Day and Eid Celebration on Saturday (9 August).

The aim of the day, organised by AmicusHorizon staff and residents, was to celebrate the rich diversity of people living in and around Lansdowne Green, Stockwell.

The Muslim festival of Eid was also celebrated. Eid marks the end of the month long fast of Ramadan and home made sweets were handed out to everybody who attended.

A host of acts entertained the crowd too. Traditional dances from across the globe - including India, Eritrea and Somalia - were performed, while teenage street dancer Cecil Jee showed off his freestyle moves.

People also had the chance to taste lots of different food, ranging from Jollof Rice - a popular dish in West Africa - to Eritrean bread. They even got the chance to drink Eritrean coffee.

Alma Haq, Resident Involvement Manager at AmicusHorizon, said: "We had people of all different ages and backgrounds come along to this event. It was great to see the whole community united in celebration."

Lansdowne Green resident Saida Sunabara said: "It’s wonderful we could all get together. It was a fantastic day. We all enjoyed ourselves. It felt like one big family celebrating together!"

Other entertainment included face painting, henna, games, and arts and crafts. AmicusHorizon staff were also on hand to talk to residents about our services.

http://www.amicushorizon.org.uk/article/14970/Lansdowne-Greens-International-Day-and-Eid-Celebration-proves-a-success

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