Monday, November 12, 2012

International Festival!

On Friday, The Washington Center had its International Festival with interns from all over the world sharing their cultures. 

First, students set up tables to display stuff about their countries- here is an altar from Mexico. I remember making these in high school for Day of Dead

The tables also had samples of food. It was awesome! I tried food from Belgium, South Korea, Mexico, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, India, China, Canada, and more. 

Mexico had chips, salsa, and guacamole- the guacamole was so good! Belgium had some sort of cookie  cake, South Korea had a cinnamon tea and a rice ball that tasted like a granola bar, and Canada had maple syrup, of course haha. There was a lot more food, but I can't remember all of the names :(

Next was the part I was looking forward to the most- the talent show! I actually kept asking people when it was supposed to start because I couldn't wait. 

The guy above is a dancer from South Korea and the group below from India did Bollywood dancing, including dancing to the song Jai Ho (from Slumdog Millionaire)! 

I could not believe how talented everyone was! A bunch of students from the other counties danced and sang too. They all had amazing voices and the dances looked like a lot of fun. 

What are your favorite foods from other countries?
Do you know any cool dances from other countries?


  1. I love Italian & Mexican food :) Greek food was a favorite when I lived in MI & could go to Trappers Alley with Uncle John (even ate octopus).

    Does the Gangham Style count as a cool dance, lol? Just kidding - I was never coordinated enough to learn any "cool" dance moves - just make up my own.

  2. *oops I mean Greek Town....not sure what I was thinking when I said Trappers Alley. WOW...definitely showing my feeble brain, lol!