Campus & Community / News

Festival of Nations is a world of fun

DU’s Festival of Nations is a way to travel the world without leaving campus.

According to Sarah Hillis-Kauffman, an international business major and one of the event organizers, the tradition of the Festival of Nations at DU is an opportunity for students and community members  to learn about cultural diversity.

“The festival showcases a wide variety of cultures in the hopes that attendees will leave with a more broad understanding of the world today,” she says.

Hillis-Kauffman says there will be a number of different performances throughout the day, including traditional dances highlighting the cultures of Bolivia and other Latin American countries.

Also, each festival booth has an educational element to enhance visitors understanding of that particular country or region. Some booths have games and activities for children, so community members and DU families are encouraged to attend.

“The Festival of Nations is traditionally the largest student-led event on campus,” Hillis-Kauffman says.

The event caps off International Education Week, which is sponsored by the Festival of Nations Planning Board and DU’s Undergraduate Student Government. 

The 28th annual Festival of Nations will be from noon–5 p.m. April 17 at DU’s Driscoll University Center. The event is free and open to the public, but food booths are pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *