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    2+ hours

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What to Expect:

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 18th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend September 4-7, 2020 (tentatively scheduled)

‘WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions to the WorldFest celebration this year.” (Mayor Fisher)

With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 18 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Monday, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Belvedere, at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. Parking is available on nearby streets, and is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday and Monday. Several parking garages and lots are also nearby.

Question and Wonder:

  • What kind of music do they listen to in African countries? Does each country have different types of music? Instruments?
  • I wonder if everyone in the world eats the same food….
  • What kind of clothes do they wear in other parts of the world?
  • Why are there so many different cultures?
  • Why is it important to learn about other cultures?
  • How can I share my culture with others?
  • How are we all the same?

Discussion and Conversation:

  • How many different languages do you hear?
  • I wonder how to say I love you in  _______?
  • What new food can we try today? How does it taste? How is it made?
  • This is great music. Let’s dance! What instruments are they using you have never seen before?
  • Let’s see if we can talk to a musician!
  • What amazing things did you see today?
  • What was your favorite?

 

For more information click here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest

By helping your child understand and respect similarities and differences, you will help him realize he is a wonderfully unique person among many other wonderfully unique people on this earth. read more about this and ways you can encourage cultural awareness and respect here: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-teach-children-about-cultural-awareness-and-diversity

 

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