Baton Rouge gets a taste of the world

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Posted: Apr 11, 2010 6:01 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Apr 11, 2010 7:15 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: International Heritage Festival, River Center, Culture

Hundreds of folks showed up to take part in the 13th annual International Heritage Celebration at the River Center in Baton Rouge. The festival boasted booths from more than 30 countries. Children took mock passports around the festival collecting stamps from all the different countries.

"It feels so good educating little children and letting people know the geography of the world," said Ramz Tuqan from Palestine.

"I'm amazed," said Alaa Shams from Syria, "because there's people from everywhere; Asia, Africa, from Europe. Baton Rouge is also a melting pot itself because there's people from everywhere."

The festival also featured dancing, singing and music from around the world. For more information about the different cultures that make up Baton Rouge you can visit

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