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Kaikohe Latter-day Saint Women Honour Cultures of the World

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Kaikohe, New Zealand recently gathered to share and learn about several world cultures.

Histories, costumes, songs and dances from countries including Brazil, Spain, Nepal, India, Japan, Holland, Norway, Greece and the United States of America were shared with attendees.

The theme for the evening was, "Be as one through Jesus Christ."

The main backdrop for the evening was a large world map showing the locations of the Church's temples around the world. 

One participant, Arta Harris, said those sharing cultural presentations “absolutely delighted us with colourful costumes, vibrant music and dances, incredible information and delicious dishes.”

One guest, of Indian heritage, dressed four women in traditional Indian costumes. She also delighted the group by singing the Indian national anthem.

There are members and congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world.

Watch a short video about Latter-day Saints and cultural diversity.

Read more about women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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