Theo tin quận Montgomery
For Immediate Release: Monday, October 15, 2018
The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates the many diverse cultures of our area through traditional arts, multicultural music, food, dance, and hands-on activities. The free and public event will take place at Montgomery College Rockville Campus on 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville, on Sunday, October 21, from noon to 4 p.m.
The festival will feature an “International Village,” organized by KID Museum, where visitors are invited to participate in free activities and craft making, experience traditional arts demonstrations and performances, and explore the culture of the featured countries: Grenada, Bolivia, Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, Korea, Ethiopia, China, El Salvador, and India.
This year’s theme for the festival is “light.” In the India tent, adults and children can experience Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which celebrates the victory of light over darkness. Iraq will have on-site storytellers telling the legend of Alaa El Deen and his Magic Lamp. The Ukraine will give festival-goers the opportunity to make flowered headdresses and jump over a fake bonfire to celebrate the pagan Slav festival. Visitors to the El Salvador tent can make lanterns, in honor of the Festival of Lanterns (farolitos).
The World of Montgomery Festival promotes cultural appreciation and tolerance in young people through fun, educational, hands-on experiences. In addition to crafts, games, and cultural activities at each tent, the festival includes a vibrant “Parade of Cultures” at 1:30 p.m., two stages of music and performances that run throughout the event with ethnic food vendors, and more, for the whole family.
Free parking is available nearby. For more information, visit https://worldofmontgomery.com.
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