Huntington Multicultural Festival

By: Brooke Thacker
By: Brooke Thacker

You could spend a lifetime traveling across the globe learning about other cultures, or you could spend an afternoon in Huntington's Ritter Park during the annual Multicultural festival, which is going on this weekend. At the festival, you can get a view of the world in your own backyard.

From origami to kimonos, these are just two of the ways Mika Kanai can show off her heritage.

“I think it’s important for us to show Japanese culture, and also they can see new things,” said Kanai.

Members of the International Folk Landers group out of Ashland are kicking up their heels to educate others.

Fish scales and bore's teeth are just a few of the finds Lynne Welch has picked up on her travels. She is a nurse practitioner. One of her passions in life is taking her skills abroad in medical mission trips.

“You get to meet wonderful interesting people, and for me it's the people connection,” said Welch. “Sometimes I go and do the tourists cruise, but it just isn't as much fun.”

It’s all about learning about other countries through people right here at home.

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