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2013 Festival of Nations

The Festival of Nations is an annual University of Denver (DU) event that celebrates the diverse cultures of the University and Denver community. The event supports the sharing of cultural traditions, customs, and experiences through music, dance, food, art, stories, and educational displays.

The Festival of Nations is a free*, family-friendly event open to DU students, faculty, and staff and Denver community members of all ages; respect of cultural diversity is required for event attendance. *Food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Persons with disabilities should contact the Festival of Nations Planning Board ( as soon as possible to request necessary accommodations.

Girls Dancing

30th Annual Festival of Nations

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time: Noon - 4:00 pm

Location: Ritchie Center Concourse


About the Festival Of Nations

The Festival of Nations has been a campus tradition at the University of Denver for three decades. The annual festival was coordinated by the International Student Organization (ISO) until 2010, when the Festival of Nations Planning Board was formed to assist with planning, funding, and executing the growing Festival of Nations. The Festival of Nations is a student-led event.

The Festival of Nations, sponsored by the Festival of Nations Planning Board at the University of Denver, is an event intended to support the sharing, celebration, and appreciation of diverse cultural backgrounds, customs, and experiences among members of the University of Denver and surrounding Denver community. The event seeks to support the internationalization of the University and to foster inclusivity, a climate of respect and appreciation of differences, and to encourage cultural learning and exchange.

The Festival of Nations is now also the culmination of DU's Global Education Week, which highlights internationalization both inside and outside the classroom at the University of Denver.