International Cultural Day 2014
Each year, Céfiro hosts the famed International Cultural Day in the Foreign Languages building of the Texas Tech campus. We usually have a fantastic turnout and an incredible group of collaborators from around the world. Admission is free and there is a wide variety of activities to do and places to visit.
This year, there were 17 expositions in total: CMLL represented American Sign Language, Ancient Greece and Rome, Arabic-speaking countries, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Russia, and Spain. Three student organizations outside CMLL were invited to join our Cultural Day. They prepared an informational table about the Day of the Dead (Unidos por un Mismo Idioma), Ethnic Minorities in Latin America (Sigma Delta Pi), and Indonesia (Permias: students and scholars from Indonesia). Céfiro made a table with refreshments offering coffee and cookies to the participants who were standing at their informational tables.
According to our rough calculations, about 550 people visited during the Cultural Day, including about 250 high-school students. The cultural performances of this year – the demonstration of Kendo, a presentation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeopardy by the German Club, and a musical presentation by a student of Japanese – had so many spectators that at times Qualia was absolutely full with no room for more people to come in.