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Torch lighting marks festival opening

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, August 17, 2014

THE lighting of the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival torch marks another week of extravagant festivity for the Capital City and its surrounding areas.

The official opening of the event brought in many people from different walks of life to be part of the event at Albert Park yesterday.

People slowly poured in to be part of the mother of all festivals, despite the slight drizzle experienced in the Capital City.

Lots of fun, good food and great entertainment were the centre of activities yesterday and other events are expected to attract the public's interest and draw them to the grounds.

One of the spectators, Amelia Mudu, said members of her family had initially decided against going to Albert Park because of the weather experienced yesterday morning.

"Even though it rained in the morning, the weather turned out all right at noon, so we decided to come down to the festival," Mrs Mudu said.

"We love the food offered at the food stalls, my children are enjoying themselves on the Ferris wheel and we will come down again next week.

"The queen contestants are really pretty and I think it's a good thing that they are advocating on climate change since we are affected by it."

Another enthusiast Ashok Nand said even though the ground was muddy, he was able to navigate his way through and got good food for himself. "The festival offered people a wide range of food to choose from and it's all in one particular spot," Mr Nand said.





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