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Diversity on display at the University of Oslo. Friday’s diverse International Cultural Night at Chateau Neuf prepared by students of the International Summer School of University of Oslo attracted many nations, many cultures, traditions, and had many customs. The main aim of organizing such an event was to give to people some ideas about various world countries, sometimes very different to Norway in almost every aspect. The Foreigner asked some of the participants why. Niru, 25, Nepal Niru, NepalInez Dawczyk/The Foreigner“I guess in general people in Norway don’t know lot about Nepal and presenting my country was the main reason I came here. Moreover, I would like to encourage people to visit Nepal. That’s why I brought many brochures, as well as handmade traditional jewelry to show part of our rich culture.”Ayub, 30, Tanzania

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Diversity on display at the University of Oslo

Published on Sunday, 1st August, 2010 at 11:34 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

Friday’s diverse International Cultural Night at Chateau Neuf prepared by students of the International Summer School of University of Oslo attracted many nations, many cultures, traditions, and had many customs.

Culture night
Culture night
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The main aim of organizing such an event was to give to people some ideas about various world countries, sometimes very different to Norway in almost every aspect. The Foreigner asked some of the participants why.

Niru, 25, Nepal

Niru, Nepal
Niru, Nepal
Inez Dawczyk/The Foreigner
“I guess in general people in Norway don’t know lot about Nepal and presenting my country was the main reason I came here. Moreover, I would like to encourage people to visit Nepal. That’s why I brought many brochures, as well as handmade traditional jewelry to show part of our rich culture.”

Ayub, 30, Tanzania

Ayub, Tanzania
Ayub, Tanzania
Inez Dawczyk/The Foreigner
“Today, I am here to show lots of diversity from my country and treat everyone to traditional rice with coconut milk and meat with curry. This food is very common in Tanzania. I also made a presentation about “Sauti za Busara”, the major annual music festival, usually in February, where people from different countries in Africa come and play together. People here also can find information about The Fashion Week, a big event in Tanzania.”

Svietlana, 24, Russia

Svietlana, Russia
Svietlana, Russia
Inez Dawczyk/The Foreigner
“My country is large. I’d like to show some specific spirit from Russia through the things which I’ve brought here, for example my “matroszka” wooden doll, and Russian chocolate. I also made some simple phrases in Russian to give an idea of the language.”

Mahlet, 26, Ethiopia

Mahlet, Ethiopia
Mahlet, Ethiopia
Inez Dawczyk/The Foreigner
“Actually, this is my first time in Europe and I am very happy to be here and experience something new in my life. I am very glad to present my country in front of other nations. Many people came to me this evening, telling me they hadn’t the foggiest idea about my country.

“I am pound to present our traditional clothes and our calendar, which has got a different way of counting dates. Right now, it’s 2002. Many people also didn’t know that Ethiopia was just on one country in Africa, which hasn’t been colonized.”

Nathanael, 26, Indonesia

Nathanael, Indonesia
Nathanael, Indonesia
Inez Dawczyk/The Foreigner
“There are about 500 ethnic groups in Indonesia and people speak in 700 languages. This is just a small part of the diversities of my country I wanted present, to show how interesting the part of the world where I come from is.”



Published on Sunday, 1st August, 2010 at 11:34 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

This post has the following tags: oslo, university, chateau, neuf, international, culture, night, norway, tanzania, nepal, russia, ethiopia, indonesia.





  
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