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This annual international festival held at Metropolitan Park is North Florida's largest multicultural festival, and features exhibitions and events from a variety of countries. This event has been around since 1993.
The celebration gives Jacksonville a chance to showcase the diverse international communities that reside in our area. Annually, 75,000 visitors, including 12,000 children on school field trips experience the festival. On Saturday morning of the festival, there is a naturalization ceremony at 10:00 am, where new US citizens are celebrated.
As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Each "country" represented has its flag on display, at least one person speaking that country's official language, and they serve food native of that nation - which is our favorite part! Many play traditional music and demonstrate their style of dance or relate stories from their culture. Artwork and clothing/costumes representing the country are also exhibited. The celebration also includes the "World of Kids Playland", which features arts and crafts and other programs for children.
Grab your event passport and join us for an adventure at the World of Nations Celebration!
Dressed in authentic traditional clothing, representatives from each country will offer a greeting in their native language and proudly carry their flag as they march through the event. This is a great display of the cultural diversity that makes up our great city.
2018 Participating Countries included Bahamas, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Native America, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Plan your trip around the world in Jacksonville in spring 2019!