More than two dozen countries participating in ‘Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage’

Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage is an event to share anything from family traditions to culture from a country.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p. m., families from Stratford have been invited to share their culture and traditions.  The event will take place in the Cantrell Lower School Cafeteria.

Mrs. Mayvet Ranson, the Spanish teacher for the Lower School and Preschool, said there will be more than two dozen families participating from the continents of Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and Central America, and other countries such as Cuba and Costa Rica. 

The event is free and open to anyone.

The point is to share your heritage. It is to incorporate everybody. We all have something to share; we all come from different areas.

— Mrs. Mayvet Ranson

 Lower School students Gracie Gonzalez, Sadie Blackwood, and Zeynep Belli are preparing classical dances and wearing traditional clothing from several countries including Turkey, France, Spain, Japan, and China. Additionally, Helen Lin, the Mandarin teacher,  and some Wesleyan students are preparing a Chinese dance, and dancers from the Hayiya Dance Theatre will perform African and hip-hop dances. 

The French club made posters to promote the event. The Tech Club is organizing a scannable trivia that can be played on cell phones while enjoying the activities. There will be 10 questions of each participating country and family. 

While enjoying the varied genres of music played by a DJ, participating members will serve food and have games such as ping pong. Prizes for winning games range from $5 to $20 from Chick-fil-A, FOJ, and Johnny’s Pizza.