The Montclair State University community turned out in force
on April 18 for international food, music, performances and a chance to learn
about other cultures at the annual celebration of cultural diversity, the
Nearly 50 campus organizations and student groups participated
in the event, setting up tables in front of the Student Center. The groups set
up displays, handed out literature and answered questions about their countries
and cultures. Many also offered samples of international foods—always a
highlight of the World’s Fair. The exotic smells coming from the food stations
served to draw even more people to the festivities and kept those working at the
Along with all the food and displays, the fair featured live
performances of cultural music and dance, as well as a DJ and other
entertainment. Some groups demonstrated regional crafts or held activities at
their tables, such as the members of Hillel, the Jewish Student Union, who offered
visitors two pieces of candy and asked them to guess which one was kosher.
Adding to the international flavor of the fair were the many
students who dressed in the traditional clothing of their countries of origin
and the wide variety of languages being spoken by enthusiastic participants.
View photos from event at Flickr.com.