The 17th annual Festival of Cultures will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Clemens Field House, Haehn Campus Center, at the College of St. Benedict.
The event is free and open to the public.
Festival of Cultures celebrates the diversity at CSB and St. John’s University through student performances, cultural displays, food sampling and a fashion show.
Festival of Cultures 2013 had 38 booths and featured student performances – traditional African, Bahamian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese dances, as well as Latino and Vietnamese songs.
This year, 31 cultures will be represented at 33 booths including ones that represent Belize, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Japan and Vietnam.
Many of the presenters will come dressed in clothing native to their culture and serve samples of traditional cultural food.
The festival also includes students from the United States who have strong affinities to other countries, as well as varying cultures within this country. It’s sponsored by the Intercultural and International Student Services Office.