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Cultural Carnival Energizes Uppsala

Photos by Shubhesh Aggarwal

Uppsala was host to a cultural carnival locally known as the Kulturernas Karnival during the weekend of May 21-22.   Concentrated in Engelska parken, the festival featured dance performances, workshops, food, activities for children and tons of music. Through the focus on arts, the festival provided opportunities for artists of every kind to showcase their work and craft. The festival also provided a chance to celebrate different cultures and traditions and for participants to represent their culture or cultures with pride.  On Saturday, the festival included a parade through downtown Uppsala.

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Local dance troupe makes their way through Uppsala during Saturday’s parade.

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A woman carrying the Indonesian flag smiles during Saturday’s festivities.

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Dancers get into formation for a performance during the festival.

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Uppsala University student Made Sania Saraswati holds the flag of her home country Indonesia in front of Uppsala Cathedral during the parade on Saturday.

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Contributing photographer Shubhesh Aggarwal is a Master’s student in Industrial Management and Innovation at Uppsala University. He is also currently a marketing manager for TEDxUppsalaUniversity where they are always looking for speakers with ideas worth spreading.

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