7th International Childrens Festival

Posted by Rocio Palacios on Thursday, September 10, 2015

The International Children’s Festival has been organized as a flagship event by Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing children together from different world cultures and communities in the Bay Area. More than 3,000 people attend the festival that includes traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children’s activities and food. Pacifica Institute is proud to say the International Children’s Festival has been celebrated for six years now. Founded in 2003 by the residents of San Fernando Valley, CA, Pacifica Institute is a nonprofit organization with a mission to establish a caring and educated society by emphasizing universal values such as love, truth, brotherhood, solidarity and sharing. Now Pacifica Institute has branches in twelve states of the western US, including California. The most recent branch was opened in San Francisco in 2015. For years, Pacifica Institute has been organizing multicultural and interfaith programs for different age groups to promote cross-cultural awareness and tolerance. The last festival was held outdoors at the Golden Gate Park. 22 different groups and ethnicities performed their folk dances with authentic clothing and native songs. Some of the participating cultures were Chinese, Hawaiian, Indian, Mexican, Turkish, and Scottish. While enjoying traditional dances, visitors had the opportunity to taste homemade authentic dishes and desserts from around the world. In addition to dance performances, children enjoyed a circus, magic show, puppet show, balloon twisters, face painting and much more. This year’s festival will be held on October 3, 2015 in Discovery Meadow Park (180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110). Located next to the Children’s Discovery Museum, the park offers lush grassy area for all children to play. They will again have a food court to serve international delicacies. More importantly, since Pacifica Institute believes in giving back to the community, the food sale profits will be donated to reputable charities such as Home & Hope, and Embrace Relief. Pacifica Institute kindly requests your participation in this festival, which serves to enhance friendship and dialog among diverse communities in the Bay Area, and also serves as a means to build bridges between them. Feel free to copy and distribute the attached flyer.