Romanian Festival is coming to Reno
Come and join us on July 12, 2014 at the St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Reno, NV. The Romanian Festival will provide an opportunity to celebrate the connections between a 4000 year old culture and the Romanian-American community in the Truckee Meadows area. The Festival will create opportunities for local businesses to subscribe to a Romanian-American web-connection page that facilitates the introduction, promotion, education and overseas expansion of the Romanian business environment. It will also raise awareness about the importance of cultural diversity programs in Washoe County schools. To further our support for cultural acceptance and inclusion, a group of students from Pine Middle School will perform traditional Romanian dancing as part of the “Discover MyCulture” project of Worldwide Partnership. Romanians like to dance, eat and entertain their guests. Romanian traditional dance is a combination of elements including, regional style, motifs, musical rhythm, formation, and social occasion. Romania has nine regions each with unique folk costumes and dance styles.
The program is developed for middle school students as an after-school project where kids learn about our local international community with focus on their traditions, cuisine, history, music, literature social and family values. We introduce the students with local minority groups so they will have a first-hand experience on how other communities keep their culture alive. The pupils participate in local cultural festivals, cooking classes and celebration of traditional holidays.
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