World of Nations 2020 was held February 28 – March 1 in downtown Jacksonville. This annual international festival, is North Florida’s largest multicultural festival, and features exhibitions and events from a variety of countries. This event has been around since 1993.
The celebration gives Jacksonville a chance to showcase the diverse international communities that reside in our area. Annually, 75,000 visitors, including 12,000 children on school field trips experience the festival.
Attendees traveled through the World of Nations Celebration, experiencing the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Each “country” represented had its flag on display, and at least one person speaking that country’s official language, and serving food native of that nation- which is every attendees favorite part! Many play traditional music and demonstrate their style of dance or relate stories from their culture. Artwork and clothing/costumes representing the country are also exhibited. The celebration also includes the “World of Kids Playland”, which features arts and crafts and other programs for children.
As you enter the gate, your event passport becomes your adventure at World of Nations Celebration!
Parade of Flags
Dressed in authentic traditional clothing, representatives from each country offered a greeting in their native language and proudly carried their flag as they marched through the event. This was a great display of the cultural diversity that makes up our great city.
2020 Participating Countries included Bahamas, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Native America, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam.