Festival of Cultures
Free | Public Welcome
Celebrate the 17th Annual Festival of Cultures at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Doors open at 5:00pm at the Haehn Campus Center Clemens Field House on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict.
Intercultural and International Student Services invites students, staff, faculty, and the public to a community festival of music, entertainment, food, and culture. Festival of Cultures celebrates and recognizes the diversity at CSB/SJU through student performances, cultural food sampling, and a fashion show. This event is free and open to the public.
Last year, Festival of Cultures 2013, included student performances--traditional African, Bahamian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, and Vietnamese dances, as well as Latino and Vietnamese songs. Cultures were represented at 38 cultural booths in 2013, including Bahamas, Belize, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Poland, Vietnam and England. Many of the presenters will come dressed in clothing native to their culture and serve samples of traditional cultural food. The festival also includes students from the United States who have strong affinity to other countries, as well as varying cultures within the United States.