International Day

A traditional International Day was held at Raffles International School on February 26. It is a wonderful holiday that gives students representing different countries a chance to learn more about each other traditions. The evening began with a colorful parade – a demonstration of national costumes.

Representatives of participating countries

prepared for the event very thoroughly. After the parade, all guests were able to taste the most famous dishes of national cuisines cooked by parents

of schoolchildren, as well as to learn cultural specialties of different countries.  For example, getting the henna painting at Pakistani stand, or enjoying the ice-cream treat show at Turkish stand. National melodies could be heard playing at the stadium and you could see children in Venezuelan national costumes dancing to the sound of

an Indian drum.

Russian stand was displaying richness and generosity of our country not only by many traditional household items – a samovar, Russian dolls, “khokhloma”… Our hospitable hostesses-Russian moms and members of “Rossiyanka” cooked popular Russian food – “pelmeni”, fresh homemade bakery and, of course, pancakes with various fillings. All guests of our stand were met by real Russian beauties in colorful national dresses and “kokoshnik”.

Performances prepared by the representatives of different countries took place on stage in evening. It was very touching to watch children representing their countries by means of songs and dances to display cultural heritage of their homelands so proudly

– and the small artist were rewarded with generous applause.