Festival of Nations is an opportunity to people to celebrate that differences that make people unique by sampling foods and that year, learning about 17 countires.
Each year upon arrival, participants are given a passport featuring the participating countries. Guests visit each table representing a different countries to sample foods and beverages, participate in games, and view cultural artifacts.
Student-volunteers that man the tables rewarded each tourist with a sticker that represents a stamp on the passport. Volunteers are typically from the country of orign.
This year guests also experienced student-dance performances from Central America, Jordan/Palestine, Mexico and Vietnam.
The following countries were represented in this year’s Festival of Nations: China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil and Mexico.
To see more than 90 photos from the event visit the Hazelwood School District's Facebook Page Album entitled: Hazelwood Festival of Nations event.
To read about previous Festival of Nations events see: