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The Bangladeshi Mela, a symbol of Hamtramck's vibrant diversity and a celebration of culture, tradition, art, and community, will once again grace the streets of Metro Detroit this year. This beloved festival, which has been a part of Hamtramck's cultural tapestry for over two decades, continues to be a shining example of unity and resilience.
The Bangladeshi Mela, where "mela" translates to "festival," is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of various communities in Hamtramck. During the three-day event, residents from diverse backgrounds, including Bangladeshi, Yemeni, Polish, and many more, come together to partake in a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. Attendees can savor a diverse array of culinary delights, witness captivating dance performances, admire youth art, and enjoy a wide range of talented performers from diverse communities.
The event will take place on September 15, 16 and 17 from 5 to 10 PM at Jayne Field, located at 4499 Charles St, Detroit, MI. On the last day of the festival (9/17), state officials and candidates will gather at 6 PM to welcome the diverse community and share their hopes for the future. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Deputy Secretary of State Aghogho Edevbie will join us for this special event.