BelAhdan at the Festival of Nations , 2013… the Battle of Baklava and Clash of cultures!! finger weaving Vs. Hunting!

Started in 1932, the Festival of Nations, a program of the International Institute of Minnesota, provides an interactive educational experience about the different cultures that make up our community. Over 90 ethnic groups participate to share traditions and customs through food, music, arts and dance in a non-commercialized event. The vendors who participate are, or represent a non-profit organization for the purpose of educating the community about their culture. Many also represent local ethnic organizations such as the Taiwanese Association of Minnesota (TAM) or the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM).

The Festival of Nations is a family friendly event open to all ages. There are five areas of the event: cafes, demonstrations, exhibitions, dance and bazaars. In addition, three stages of music run continuously throughout the four days.

The Festival of Nations is held at the St. Paul RiverCentre (next to the Xcel Center), downtown St. Paul. Two parking lots are connected to the RiverCentre and multiple lots are available within easy walking distance.


Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer


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