Published Sunday, 29 September 2013
Chinese dancers perform on stage during the event. (© Presseye)
City Hall was the venue for the celebrations, with a variety of events on offer including live music, theatre and dance performances.
There was also an opportunity to find out how to ask "what's the craic" in seven different languages including Arabic, Chinese and Polish.
Lord Mayor Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said the day, which replaced the annual Mayor's Parade, was aimed at showing what a diverse city Belfast had become.
He told UTV: "This is about the wonderful ethnic minorities we have in the city which make it a real extravagant and exuberant city.
"So we want to say thanks to them but also to let us come in and enjoy your culture, your craic.
"The people of Belfast really admire the minorities and want them to be part of building a diverse Belfast."
© UTV News