Festival of Nations: Immerse Yourself in the Diversity of St. Louis.

The last weekend of August is always saved in my calendar for one of my absolutely favorite events in St. Louis: the Festival of Nations. For the 15th year in a row the International Institute organized and hosted this unique multi-ethnic celebration in Tower Grove Park. Attendees of all ages had the chance to experience multiculturalism through music, food, crafts, dance, and folklore exhibits.

 

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Attendees of the festival were able to pick between 40 different kinds of ethnic food. The Thai food booth servers stayed busy at all times.

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Jamaican was among the food options as well.

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Colorful shoes, clothing and jewelry from a variety of Latin American countries was displayed.

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The Russian matriochkas attracted a lot of attention.

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African masks and other decorations were featured at multiple gift booths.

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