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Culture Fiesta II (2015) - Shenyang Aerospace University
What is Culture Fiesta?
Culture Fiesta is a one day festival held yearly at Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU), China. Students from different countries are encouraged to represent their culture and traditions. Each country is given a stall which they decorate in their traditional style; they put artifacts from their countries, food, and clothes and put the posters and pictures that highlight their country.
The fiesta lasts around 8-9 hours starting at noon, inviting all the students, and citizens whoever wants to attend it. Visitors not only enjoy the traditional foods from over 20 countries, but they can also play games and win prizes, enjoy different traditions in a form of dance, drama and any other performances by students from all over the world.
Culture Fiesta II
The 2nd Culture Fiesta was held on May, 30th, 2015, where 20+ countries participated and represented their cultures and traditions. Students were dressed in their respective traditional dresses and introduced their ethnicity to everyone. They portrayed their countries in the form of pictures, banners, clothes, food, and stage performances.
Countries that participated in Culture Fiesta II include:
Papua New Guinea
Phases of the Fiesta
The Fiesta started at noon, lasting for about 9 hours in which hundreds of students from SAU, students from other universities and citizens of Shenyang witnessed the beautiful and interesting performances and experienced some new stuff like Henna, face painting and so on.
Yummy food from all over the world
No Fiesta is complete unless there is some good food to try. At Shenyang Aerospace University's Culture Fiesta, there were large varieties of food items being served at every stall at very minimal prices and some snacks were free as well. The food items varied from meat, vegetables, rice drinks, sweets, curries and much more, Students cooked their food in advance and brought them on their stalls at the time of fiesta. All food items were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended the fiesta.
Some Asian countries added some art at their stalls; they include applying Henna on hands and face painting. Lots of visitors loved them and were very pleased to put some henna on their hands and kids enjoyed painting on their faces
There were a large number of Cultural Dances and other performances like Stage Shows, Singing, Dancing, Magic Show, Fashion Show and many more, through which the students from different parts of the world entertained the spectators by their exceptional performances.
There were some really cool performances which every now then were taking attention of the visitors. The evening was full of different sort of performances by students, teachers, and some experts as well.
Cultural Dance is another way to represent ones country and its culture. Outstanding performances were seen at the evening of Culture Fiesta where students from various countries entertained the crowd with their incredible cultural dances, leaving the air full of music and excitement.
Cultural Dance by students of Pakistan
There were also some performances by Chinese showing their skills in singing and playing instruments.
Best Stall Award
The management of the Culture Fiesta, the Student Union, also announced the Best Stall Award, which were to be given to 3 nationalities securing the First, Second, and Third Positions in the contest. All countries were judged based on the decoration of stall, food, performances and clothing. The country with the best presentation was to be given the award.
The results were announced at the end of the Culture Fiesta and the awarding countries are as follows:
1st Position: Pakistan
2nd Position: Papua New Guinea
3rd Position: Arabia
The 1st prize winners were awarded a shield of Best presentation in the Culture Fiesta II, 2015.
The event was a great success for the student union. It ended at around 9pm, leaving visitors very happy and tired of the enjoyable day.
About the University
Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) is an Aeronautical University situated in the North East of China in the capital city of the Liaoning Province, called Shenyang. SAU is currently a home of 600+ foreigner students from 50+ countries.
There is wide variety of majors available that are taught in English Language, including Engineering, Economic s and Science. SAU enrolls students twice every year for both graduate (2-2.5 years) and undergraduate (4 years), welcoming students from all over the world.
© 2015 Syeda Akhtar