MSMS students host International Culture Festival at MUW

COLUMBUS,Miss.(WCBI) – An International Culture Festival kicked off at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Sunday.

Smells of food and sounds of music and laughter were in the air at the International Culture Festival.

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students and Mississippi University for Women students all came out to celebrate.

David Heson was one of those students.

He moved to the United States about four years ago.

“It helps kinda bring us together as a while because it’s shows like, for example, food, everybody’s serving food and it shows how all of us enjoy food around the world. At least we enjoy it of course,” said Heson.

11 different countries were represented at the event.

Program Coordinator Esmond Tsang said celebrating where you’re from is the overall take-home message.

“One big thing is that we want people to continue remembering their past because it helps us grow into the future. It’s the part of the decisions that we make throughout school, and that we’re not just here academically but we’re here to celebrate everything that we come from,” said Tsang.

Whether listening to music, getting henna, or learning calligraphy, this festival had plenty of choices to choose from.

“Showing everyone that you know we are proud of our heritage and even though we’ve all come together here and we can all appreciate and take part in each other’s traditions and foods and enjoy it,” said Tsang.

MSMS put on the free event.

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