The sounds and smells of all of Orange's cultures came together at Southcourt on Saturday, mixing with lots of colour and goodwill for the city's Harmony Day celebrations.
Performances ran into the evening as patrons sampled delicacies from a dozen food stalls.
The event, run by Orange City Council with support from Orange CultureHub and Multicultural NSW, had a Punjabi theme for 2019, with dance group Varis Punjab De Canberra the highlight act.
It's great, to hear the response from the audience as we walk backstage, everyone's saying 'really good job'.Dancer Sim Wahra
Dancer Sim Wahra said he absolutely loved being able to perform in the city.
"We have three performances here, and we were in Bathurst this morning and we've come here," he said.
"It's great, to hear the response from the audience as we walk backstage, everyone's saying 'really good job'. It's the first time a lot of people will have seen it.
"It's like a multicultural festival we have down in Canberra as well."
Punjab is a region in north-west India, and Mr Wahra said he enjoyed being able to show off the dancing style of the area.
He said the Harmony Day festival was a fantastic event.
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