ONE WORLD FESTIVAL LANCASTER
CELEBRATING THE HERITAGE AND FLAVORS OF OUR CULTURALLY DIVERSE COUNTY
The One World Festival was born out of a beautiful coincidence, when on September 22, 2018, three vastly different cultures, Hispanic, Asian Indian, and Africans were being celebrated on the same day in different locations around the county.
One of the attendees brought that to the attention of the Asian Indian Festival planner, Deepa Balepur, who reached out to the other two, and eventually other local ethnic groups. The seed for the One World Festival was now planted.
The initial planning groups are from the Asian Indian, Greek, Latin/Hispanic, African, Irish, German, Italian and Jewish communities. We anticipate and hope to add more as the Festival grows.
The One World Festival allows us to share our common values and uniqueness on one day, and in one place. Acceptance of one another’s traditions is a choice, and we in the Lancaster County community are joyfully proclaiming our intention to do just that.