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The Columbia International Festival

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http://www.cifonline.... Join Good Eats & Meets as we set off for an adventure to The Columbia International Festival. The festival showcases the music, culture, food, and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races, and language groups represented in South Carolina. The event brings all of the area's international communities together to build better community/race relations between various ethnic/cultural/language groups and with the South Carolina community at large. Estimated attendance for 2009 was 8,000-10,000. The largest yearly international event in South Carolina and neighboring states. An indoor event attended by approximately 15,000 people in each year Global Education Day. Up to 4,000 school children from all across the state will attend this one-day educational event on April 16, 2010 as part of the 3-day festivities. Our theme for this year will be announced soon. We plan for students to enjoy a 45 minute presentation designed especially for them, by a team of South Carolina Educators, that will highlight cultural celebrations from Hungary. Students will also be able to "visit" cultural exhibits from about 60 different countries.

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  • Michael N.

    This meetup would have been better if I had seen some members. I just missed the hostess, and I wasn't sure if I saw Mandy Liao at the Taiwanese booth or not. I think we need name tags, some sort of identifying armbands or something. Anyway, the sights, music, dances, sounds and foods were interesting. I found out that altho the British royals are from the house of Windsor, that isn't their last name, and Queen E's husband is from Denmark. When Ethiopian food says spicy, it really is. The Mexican pork tamale was a big mistake, all gristle & bone. Given the turnout at this and the other festival at Smoke BBQ (who won the wing cook-off last week) I don't think our group likes Festivals. Any comments?

    April 18, 2010

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    A former member

    I enjoyed the event, but was unable to find the group there.

    April 18, 2010

  • John L.

    I was able to make the Festival, but my daughter and I had gotten wrapped up out in the parking lot eating Cromer's boiled peanuts and drinking IBC Rootbeer. We missed meeting the group inside, but I'm looking forward to the next meet. The food was good and watching the different dancers and listening to the music was nice. We both enjoyed the Korean egg rolls and the Puerto Rican beef empanadas.

    April 17, 2010

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