Edinburgh Mela Festival
performer at the Mela Festival
Bonafide at the Edinburgh Mela Festival
Edinburgh’s international community comes together during the Edinburgh Mela Festival to celebrate diversity with music and style. One of Europe’s largest and most important multicultural events, the Edinburgh Mela Festival offers a dazzling display of international and local talent.
Increasingly seen as a central part of Edinburgh’s Festivals, the Mela Festival, ran in 2012 from 31 August to 2 September, and is normally held in Leith, just minutes from downtown Edinburgh.
Discover a whole programme of fabulous events including various visual exhibitions, dancing, theatre and film performances. You may even wish to savour the tastes from across the world at various food stalls or peruse the many craft products on offer.
Similar to Asian community festivals, the word ‘mela’ means ‘gathering’ in Sanskrit and offers cultures from around the world the opportunity to come together and celebrate their diverse communities.
During your stay in Scotland’s capital, the Edinburgh Mela Festival will no doubt provide you with a unique and truly unforgettable experience.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.