1 February 2011

The Old Bus Depot Markets will celebrate Canberra’s multicultural society at its special International Day to be held on Sunday 13 February.

“This day is a celebration of our multicultural society with performances by local music and dance groups, multicultural foods and stalls with handcrafted items from around the world,” said Old Bus Depot Markets co-owner, Morna Whiting.

“Sunday 13th  February in fact marks two occasions at our markets, International Day which coincides with Canberra’s National Multicultural Festival weekend, and it’s also the day before Valentines Day, so it’s a great opportunity to pick up a gift for somebody special in your life,” she continued.

International Day will offer food from around the world with dishes to savour from Spain, Laos, Ethiopia, France and Mexico. Stallholders will be offering everything from mysterious hand carved statues from Africa, to traditional silk handbags from Thailand and warm hand felted woollen hats from Nepal.

In addition, visitors will be entertained by many dancers performing traditional dances from their country of origin including performances by the Indian Folk Group, Argentine Tango, Royal Scottish Country Dancing and African drumming.

“Head on down and see us at the Old Bus Depot Markets on International Day. You can sample the sights, smells and tastes of our multicultural city, and you may just find that special gift for that someone special in your life at the same time,” Ms Whiting concluded.

 International Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 13 February and entry is free. For more information visit  www.obdm.com.au

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