12th Annual International Children's Festival, Hampton, VA

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The United States is oftentimes called the “melting pot” because of the extreme diversity in heritage. Coming up on April 21, 2012 is a celebration that explores the wonderful cultural difference of thirty-eight different countries around the world. The 12th Annual International Children’s Festival is a free family event that features ethnic foods, expos, and a number of live performances:  “As the technology of the new millennium brings the world closer together, it becomes increasingly important for us to have some knowledge and understanding of people and cultures other than our own. This is especially true of our children who will truly live and work in a global community. The International Children's Festival provides a unique opportunity for children and their families to experience the sights, sounds, and cuisine of distant places right in their own backyard” (Hampton.gov). Many individuals absorb information more efficiently by means of hands-on activities rather than simply reading presented material. This is one benefit of the International Children’s Festival, particularly in regards to the education of children. This festival presents the beauty and fun of being different by immersing participants in international sounds, sights, and tastes: “With the sensual aspects of dance, music, art and food, children and adults not only learn about other ways of life, but they experience them. In the diversity of cultures that make up America, there is also a diversity learning styles.” Participating countries include Armenia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, France, England, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Morocco, Norway, India, Thailand, Russia, and many, many more. Where: Hampton, VA When: April 21, 2012 Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. BBAV Lodging: Lady Neptune Bed and Breakfast Magnolia House Inn     By Tara Stoll


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