The Northwestern State University and Natchitoches communities trailed from Hawaii to Germany, and everywhere in between, as NSU’ Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism presented its popular event: International Festival of Culture and Cuisines March 27 on Front Street. The family-friendly event highlighted the food, music, games and other features of countries and/or cultures around the world.
Students from NSU’s HMT and culinary arts programs wore costumes to coordinate with the themes of each booth representing a different culture and served food items representative of that culture’s cuisine. Student musicians provided entertainment and some demonstrations of foreign cultures.
Cultures represented this year included Louisiana, Morocco, Latin America, France, Italy, Greece, Australia, Hawaii, Ireland, Jamaica and Germany.