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Montreal Families

Week-ends du monde teaches kids about other cultures

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world? Although most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have had that opportunity, once a year; the city has a way of bringing the world to us.

Week-ends du monde, which takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, is a free event that takes place over two weekends from July 5-13, and gives people a chance to celebrate the traditions of several countries by educating visitors about international food, dance and music. Artisans can also sell jewelry, clothing, musical instruments, and more.

This event has been taking place since 2005, and reaches new levels of popularity with each edition. Last year, 218,000 people attended.

There will be various countries represented. On the first Saturday, it will be Jamaica, Mexico and Cambodia and on Sunday, the focus will be on European countries. On the second Saturday, representatives from Peru, El Salvador, and Africa will have their turn and on Sunday, it will be Columbia, Cuba, Haiti and Brazil. The festival will end with a live projection of the FIFA World Cup final match.

For more information, visit parcjeandrapeau.com/events/week-ends-du-monde.

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