Blair's cultural diversity was on full display over the weekend as students and faculty came together to celebrate their nationalities and ethnicities at the School's annual International Weekend on April 17 and 18. Like many events this year, International Weekend looked a bit different due to health-and-safety protocols, but the traditional spirit of sharing and eagerness to learn about others’ backgrounds were part of every activity.
Most of the International Weekend events took place outdoors, where students and teachers especially enjoyed listening to music from cultures around the world and sampling many different foods. Culinary offerings included tacos, an Iftar buffet, authentic Chinese cuisine and a variety of items from Chef J's Latin Dragon food truck.
While the international fashion show and traditional food bazaar with parent participation were not part of this year’s festivities, several new activities brought community members together, including a World Cup-style soccer tournament and Chinese morning exercises with language teacher Lian Wang.
“Since we were not focused on traditional indoor events this year, we were able to create some new outdoor offerings,” said language department chair and International Weekend coordinator Joyce Lang. “The soccer tournament could very well become a keeper."
As always, Mrs. Lang hoped that students enjoyed an experience of a culture other than their own. “International Weekend is always a fun way to highlight the importance of respect for everyone in the Blair community and their culture,” she said.