For the 32nd year in a row, Western Carolina University is bringing a variety of world cultures to Cullowhee at its annual International Festival, to be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn.
The International Festival encourages understanding of the world through music, dance, arts and crafts, entertainment and food from a variety of countries in an effort to promote cultural awareness and appreciation. The festival is open to the public and is free of charge. The festival has attracted close to 2,000 people in the past, and the number of visitors seems to grow larger each year.
Scottish Highland pipes and drums, an Indonesian gamelan ensemble, and even a Saudi Arabian mock wedding are among festival events, along with information booths about everything from Oriental crafts and study-abroad opportunities to the numerous student organizations found on campus, including the Pagan Student Organization and Di-Ga-Li-I, the Native American student organization. There also will be servings of international food from countries as diverse as Paraguay and Japan.