Gallery: International Student Organization’s 48th Annual Festival of Nations

Bemidji State University celebrated the traditions and cultures of its international students April 11 at the 48th Annual Festival of Nations.

The menu of food items included an Italian sausage soup; African chicken soup; di san xian, a vegetarian stir-fry from China; nasi lemak, a coconut rice from Malaysia; and bridadeiro, a chocolate bonbon from Brazil.

A flag processional and welcome opened the festival, followed by various performances throughout the evening. Performances included a Hindi mix dance, a Japanese song called “Goodbye Days,” a performance by a Nepalese dance group, a poetry reading by a Bangladeshi student, a Malay song and more.