International Village

 

CHINA

Enjoy a tea ceremony in the recreation of a Chinese home, practice writing in Chinese Calligraphy, investigate a Chinese dragon, see traditional costumes and enjoy beautiful Chinese Lanterns. Presented by Chinese Culture and Community Service Center Inc. and Coordination Council of Chinese-American Associations.

EL SALVADOR

Experience the difference between the beach and mountain cultures of El Salvador (Mar y Tierra), make crafts and enjoy artwork by artist Frida Larios, woven hammocks, art and cultural artifacts, and try on traditional dress.  Presented by Montgomery County Sister Cities Program and the Embassy of El Salvador.

ETHIOPIA

Participate in a traditional coffee ceremony, write your name in Amharic, and play traditional games from Ethiopia. See beautiful jewelry, artifacts, and clothes from Ethiopia. Presented by the Ethiopian Community Center in Maryland.

INDIA

Dress in a sari or turban, try on a bindi, experience the traditional art of henna, and explore the differences between Northern and Southern India. The India tent features beautiful textiles and hands-on crafts & activities. Presented by The Kaur Foundation.

UKRAINE

Experience the traditional art form of Pysanka, egg painting, watch a demonstration painting and embroidery, or traditional dance.  Presented by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

CARIBBEAN: Jamaica, Trinidad y Tobago, Haiti, Panama and Grenada

Learn about basket weaving, try your hand at embroidery, experience the tastes of the Caribbean, and try on traditional dress.  Presented by The White House Studios.

GERMANY

Visit the Rockville Sister City of Pinneberg, Germany.  Presented by Rockville Sister City Corporation.

INDONESIA

Dance with Reog Ponorogo, try on traditional dress, and smell the rich coffees of Indonesia. Presented by Indonesian Embassy – Washington DC, Singolodoyo USA (Reog).

KOREA

Visit a recreation of a traditional Korean home, try your hand at Korean calligraphy, see the art of paper flowers, try on traditional costumes & accessories, and watch a Korean fan dance.  Presented by The Korean America Association of Montgomery County.