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IFLC 2016 was organized in partnership with Rumi Forum on April 28, 2016 at the DAR Constitutional Hall.  President Obama sent a message to the festival.  

At a time when one might feel discouraged, distressed or hopeless amid news of violence, conflict and war, the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) sprouts seeds of hope, in celebration of rich diversity and intercultural dialogue, with its 14th annual language and culture festival, “Beautiful Colors of the World.”

The IFLC has been hosting its language and culture festival for the past 13 years, showcasing both the rich multicultural diversity of our world, as well as the boundless and inspiring talent of our youth. The IFLC draws participants from over 160 countries across the globe, with over 1000 student performers each year at numerous regional events worldwide. In its 14th year, Washington DC, the Nation’s Capital, will be co-hosting, for the second time, this international event.

The IFLC expects to draw more than 100 young performers from over 25 countries, including Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, India, Paraguay, Romania, South Africa, Venezuela and the United States, to this year’s festival in Washington DC to exhibit their cultural traditions through spoken word, song and dance, in an expression of friendship, and hope for the future.

President Obama sent a message to the festival saying

“The rich cultures and unique histories of our global society are brought to life through mesmerizing dance and captivating performance. In demonstrating the traditions that make your heritages special, festivals like this one allow us to bear witness to the ways hope and beauty stem from songs of inclusion. Your efforts to unite young people from across the globe reflect the power our common humanity has to transcend what sets us apart.

As you come together to celebrate the cultural mosaic that is our world and forge bonds of friendship, I wish you all the best.”

Event Details: www.internationalfestival.us

 

 

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