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World Village Day celebrates culture in Boise

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 00:23:05-04

BOISE, Idaho — A cultural celebration took center stage at Cecil D. Andrus Park in Boise Saturday.

The World Village Festival included international music, food, and performers from around the world.

"You don't have to take a flight anywhere to meet people from other places," said Morty Prisament, Boise resident.

Many delicious foods were made from scratch.

"The spices we used we got it from Indonesia actually and we actually skewered this chicken and lamb one by one," said Ogie Gandara, a member of the Indonesian community.

One Boise man didn't mean to attend the festival, but after he heard the music he couldn't help but stick around.

"I walk downtown every night because I'm trying to lose weight and I heard the reggae band playing here and they were dynamite," Boise resident Patrick Ruddy said.

People at the festival say it's a way to bring the community together to learn about our diverse community here in Boise.

The event is free, and will run Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.