Celebrating the rich intercultural diversity, the Around the World Cultural Food Festival invites you to join us for the second edition of our annual event on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th 2017 from 11:00AM – 8:00PM on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This event is free of charge, with plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. Come enjoy delicious foods from around the world while watching a diverse folk show with singers and dancers from different countries, as well as a fashion show with traditional outfits from some of our participating countries.
Around The World Cultural Food Festival creates a Cultural and Educational Experience like no other in the DMV. Our restaurants do not only sell food; they showcase, educate and teach their culture through food.
With only one (1) restaurant per country ~ we are carefully selecting the best of the best for our attendees! The festival delivers a once in a year experience in which our vendors are encouraged to present The Best of The Best from their countries.
This year, we are introducing a Cultural Fashion Show! We are also encouraging attendees to come dressed up in their traditional costumes and participate in the fashion show.
Culture encompasses the customs and traditions of a country. Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones, and a million other things, United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Nearly every region of the world has influenced American culture, as it is a country of immigrants, most notably the English who colonized the country beginning in the early 1600s. U.S. culture has also been shaped by the cultures of Native Americans, Europeans, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians.
Just as cultures from around the world have influenced American culture, today American culture influences the world. The term Western culture often refers broadly to the cultures of the United States and Europe.