Maderans gather to celebrate cultures

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Children were dressed in colorful cultural attire and women served samples of dishes native to their homelands while men showed off photos, artifacts and religious imagery of their places of origin during the annual Interfaith/Interculture Day at Hatfield Hall on Thursday.

More than 300 people gathered to share faiths and cultures, eat and celebrate their own traditions as well as learn from those of others.

Organized by The Madera Coalition for Community Justice, the 16th annual event featured 42 booths where residents displayed objects, food and information from their religions, cultures or native homelands.

Service agencies also distributed information about themselves. The coalition’s executive director, Lourdes Herrera, was pleased with the turnout...

 

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