Our 10th grant of the year is for Festival of Nations. Each spring, two buses of Perham High School students head down to the Festival of Nations in St. Paul. At the festival, students are able to embrace and celebrate the different cultures that make up our world. They get to sample food, see performances, learn about crafts and culture, and even purchase country-specific goods in the market that is set up at the event. It’s a great way for students to experience cultural awareness.
Here is a little info about the festival:
The International Institute’s annual Festival of Nations is the most diverse, oldest and longest-running multicultural festival in the Midwest. Since 1932, its goal has been to inspire people to discover more about our world and embrace the rich cultural diversity in our community. Nearly 100 ethnic groups will come together for a unique, 4-day experience that celebrates cultural heritage through dancing, performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and cuisine. The Festival is a department of the International Institute of Minnesota, whose mission is to “help New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life.”