International Festival kicks off April 4

March 25, 2009 3:40 p.m.

The Princeton International Festival, one of the largest student-organized events on campus, will kick off with an opening ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The opening ceremony will include dance, theater and music performances representing cultures from around the world, such as a traditional Chinese lion dance, as well as a procession of students bearing the flags of their native countries.

The International Festival will feature events highlighting art, dance, cuisine and music to celebrate the diversity and internationalism of the University community. It will culminate on Saturday, April 25, at Communiversity with a parade of campus and local community members down Nassau Street and a "Global Village" showcase of artifacts and other items from many nations.

The International Festival is organized by the 2009 International Festival Committee and the University's Davis International Center. For more information, visit the festival website.