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Cultivating Customs in Culture Fest

Olivia Prince
Junior Amanda Toussaint serves food at the booth featuring Haiti.

    Many countries have their own diverse cultures with countless traditions. On April 20, Trinity’s Culture Fest is representing many countries such as India, Japan and Norway. Numerous students get to share their heritage with activities like Henna tattoos and even cultural foods.  

   Eighth Grader Luke Kang, a leader of the Japan booth, believes that you can share your culture with others and you don’t even have to travel.

   “Culture Fest is really where students get a little taste of different countries that they may never travel to,” Kang said.

   Senior Aetant Prakash has all of these different countries coming together and it allows students to have a chance to learn without being in class. 

   “You get to learn about cultures and it’s not like you’re thinking, it’s not a class,” Prakash said. “You’re learning about culture, you’re meeting people, you’re talking to parents, and you’re having experience. I think you take away a lot more than you probably realize at the time.”

   Senior Alec Naft is representing his country, Norway, and hopes to share Norwegian culture with others.

   “It’s a great way to not only represent my country and where my family’s from, but a way for everyone to show their country,” Naft said. 

   Prakash has played a big role in this year’s Culture Fest, organizing this highly anticipated event for two months. Many students enjoy the new cultures added each year.

   “These ten kids had all different types of food in their hands, and they’re watching the mariachi band. Everybody was so happy and it was just nice to see that,” Prakash said.

  “It makes everybody feel welcome and you just feel pride seeing your own country, even if you’re not part of the booth, It’s also just nice to see these parents, they’re really enjoying their culture.”

   Culture Fest is an exciting event not only for students, but for parents as well. Naft discussed with his mother about why Culture Fest is so enjoyable and how the parents enjoy spreading their own cultures.

   “I talked to my mom first about it and she’s all for it,” Naft said. “She enjoys cooking and sharing the history of Norway and the culture of Norway to everyone.”

   Kang has many memories of his travels to Japan and he has an emotional connection when sharing his own background.

   “I’ve been to Japan quite a few times, but I think the most memorable thing about my visits or just seeing family there is because family is just great to be with,” Kang said.

   This year’s Culture Fest had an extra touch. More countries were involved and many more people attended this year. 

   “I think Culture Fest is a great opportunity for students to feel like they’re going around the world to different countries,” Kang said.

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Olivia Prince
Olivia Prince, Co-Editor of Photography Departmet
My name is Olivia Prince, and I am proud to be this year's co-photo editor. I am entering my senior year at Trinity and my second year on staff. I enjoy cooking, coaching gymnastics and watching soccer. I am always happy to help, so feel free to contact me at: [email protected]

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