One World @ One Place
Sunday 23rd October 2016 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...

Nepal

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  • Local Community Information

Albany New York Nepalese Society (ANNS) is an independent and non-profit organization that was established in 2015 to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and connect Nepalese individuals who have similar interests in the Capital Region, NY.

  • Website

http://www.albanynepalese.org

  • Performance

Folk and traditional dances of Nepal: Classical dance of Nepal is related to particular deity or deities described in Hindu or Buddhist mythology. While performing classical dance, the performer wears a special robe, ornaments and holds a special object that signifies the concerned deity. Folk dance of Nepal forms a part of Nepalese indigenous culture. Folk dance is a traditional dance of a particular community of Nepal. While performing a folk dance, the performer wears a traditional costume and makeup typical to the concerned community.

  • Foods

Assorted foods such as Sel Roti, Dried Fermented greens known as gundruk, Lentils, Rice, Vegetables, and porridge are staples of the Nepalese Diet.

  • Miss Festival Candidate :

Miss Priyanka Thapa

  • Arts and Crafts

Handmade singing bowls, ethnic jewelry, Nepali clothing.

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