The first weekend of May, Em and I spent Saturday attending the "World of Nations Celebration" held in Metro Park in downtown Jacksonville. Metro Park is quite large. There were over 35 tents/booths set up representing different countries from around the world. At each booth, there was art work, food, and items for sale that were native to the country represented. In addition, many booths had dancers and/or music native to their country.
Free with the $5 admission, was a small "Passport" book. At each country's booth, people could receive a sticker of the country's flag to place in the book. Em loved this!
Unfortunately my allergies (which I didn't know I had!) kicked in, so I skipped Show & Tell the week we attended because I spent the remainder of the weekend in bed.
Pics from the World of Nations are below...
Stickers inside our passport book.
Em loved playing the drums at the South Africa booth
Cool entrance to the Cambodia booth
Tower display in the middle of the park
Em was super excited to pose with this Troy and Gabriella cutout from High School Musical 3 (at the Radio Disney booth.)
Puerto Rico reps had a small parade
Em saw this woman dancing in the Thailand area. Em ran over to the stage area, sat down criss-cross-applesauce on the sidewalk and was mesmerized by the dancing. So cute!
Later she posed with the Chad and Taylor cutout. Em LOVES the HSM movies.
At the Duval Co Foreign Languages booth, Em was spending such a long time coloring a Spanish tile, that the workers asked her if she wanted to come behind the table and sit down while she finished her art work.
It was blazing hot, but we had a great time! :)
To see what everyone else is bringing, check out Mel's Blog.
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