Travel the World without a passport at the 2007 Festival of Nations held in St. Paul. Given that this is my first full year in the Twin Cities, it’s hard for me to offer up a qualified opinion, except that it looks awesome. At the 2007 Festival of Nations, 97 different ethnic groups from around the world will share their foods, crafts and traditions that form the mosaic of our American culture. According to the website, this is the 75th year for the Festival of Nations, which means they have definitely been doing something right.
The Festival of Nations is being held at the St. Paul River Centre on 175 W. Kellogg Blvd. this coming Friday through Sunday (May 4, 5, and 6). Especially in this time of adversity, it’s important to celebrate and understand diversity. A comment I found on the Festival of Nations website from one of their 10,000 volunteers summed it up best:
“One of the reasons why I participated at the beginning, and again this year, is that our ethnic group becomes one of the many. Nobody is better than the other. Everybody belongs.”