FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

 

The Festival of Nations is the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota and is held at the St Paul RiverCentre.  Started in 1932, the Festival of Nations provides an interactive educational experience about the different cultures that make up our community. 

The Twin Cities Slovenians are active participants in the Cultural Exhibit area. 

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  • Students getting their FON passports stamped. A popular activity for students is having their faux passport stamped for each countries exhibit they visit.
  • Experience a little bit of Slovenia. Volunteers wear ethnic costume and some speak Slovenian, a popular question is how someones name is said in the language. Visitors are encouraged to ask our volunteers about Slovenia.
  • Something for everyone. Besides the exhibits, dancers and musicians perform on stages throughout the event. There are demonstrations by authentic folk artisans, a bazaar for your shopping pleasure, and of course a food court where you can taste your way around the world.

The Twin Cities Slovenians has had an exhibit in the Festival since 2008, for information and to view photos for past exhibits click on the theme that interests you..