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In pictures: Fiesta Week pavilions

Story and photos by Stephanie Foden

Emma Alves sat in front of a Portuguese flag at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion at Masonic Hall on June 21.

It’s Fiesta Week in Oshawa, which can only mean one thing, party time.

Dancers preform at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion at Masonic Hall on June 21.

Fiesta Week, presented by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council, is back June 17 to 23 in Oshawa.

Thomas Button and Samantha Alves at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion at Masonic Hall on June 21.

The annual multicultural family festival, presented by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council gives Durham residents a chance to experience cultures and foods from around the world, without having to get on a plane.

Youth danced together at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion on June 21.

A tradition for over 40 years, it was rated as one of the top 100 festivals and events in Ontario last year.

Leami Santos at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion at Masonic Hall on June 21.

Fiesta Week kicked-off on Father’s Day, June 17, with the Fiesta Parade, followed by the Fiesta Concert in Memorial Park.

Youth danced together at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion on June 21.

Through the remainder of the week, ethnic pavilions across the city opened their doors offering people the chance to experience their art, heritage, food and dance.

Rachel Jackson and Sydney Wisniewski at the Oshawa Portuguese pavilion at Masonic Hall on June 21.

 

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