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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Massachusetts offers a world of ethnic festivals this summer

Massachusetts invites visitors to experience world culture at the 3rd consecutive WorldFest '10,  a selection of ethnic cultural festivals taking place throughout the Commonwealth this summer.

The events - ranging from Irish, Greek and Scandinavian to Chinese, Caribbean and Cape Verdean festivities -  celebrates "the world that exists in our backyard," says Betsy Wall, executive director of Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT), the state tourism agency that compiled the festivals along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Visitors to MOTT's WorldFest '10 website can search for ethnic festivals by name, date or region, finding dozens of festivities that bring a whole new meaning to Massachusetts as a world destination.

For details on Irish and Celtic activities in the Commonwealth, visit
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