One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Cultural Fiesta
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016  This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972.  We named it “Festival of Nations”.  It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year.  Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area.  They are organized by different institutions.  Our Festival of Nations remains the original.  It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
 This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
  In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...

Lithuania

Posted By: Mizan on July 27, 2010 in - Comments: 1 Comment »

Lithuania

  • Community Information

The Hudson-Mohawk Council of the Knights of Lithuania meets the second Sunday of the month at St. Joseph’s Church in Schenectady, NY.  We enjoy learning about and sharing our heritage. We celebrate our Independence Day in February. In March the feast day of our patron saint, St. Casimir. Egg decorating is usually done in and April. In the summer we travel to Connecticut for a big Lithuanian picnic. At Christmas time we make Lithuanian Christmas tree decorations. We have helped Lithuania by packing and shipping medical supplies. We also send packages to Lithuanian orphanages. On occasion we have doctors from Lithuania visit our area as well.  We work with other community organizations to keep knowledge of our history and heritage alive.

  • Website

www.knightsoflithuania.com

  • Performance

TBA

  • Foods

Lithuanians have always liked to eat good, tasty and filling foods. There is even a saying: *he who eats well, works well*. Lithuanian cuisine is known for its simplicity; it is the product itself which gives the dish its flavor, followed by various additional ingredients and seasonings. Rye bread is one of the oldest and most fundamental food products in Lithuania, eaten every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Potatoes are considered second bread and are eaten throughout the year. The most popular potato dishes are “zeppelins” (cepelinai), potato sausages (vedarai), and potato pancakes (bulviniai blynai). The Lithuanian “tree” cake (sakotis) is a treat that appears at every traditional Lithuanian wedding, as well as at the Lithuanian dining table during festive events like Christmas Eve and Easter. The horns form as batter simultaneously drips and bakes on the cake as it revolves horizontally in a special oven. A cross-section of the finished cake resembles the rings of a tree trunk.

  • Miss Festival Candidate

KATRINA COSTANZO

  • Arts and Crafts

Nice array of Lithuanian arts and crafts

 

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  1. Bernice Aviza says:

    Lithuania will not have a Miss Festival of Nations contestant.
    Local community info: We meet the 2nd sunday at St. Josshoeph’s church in Schenectady. Also the Amsterdam council of the Knights of Lithuania has disbanded, so that should be removed.

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