Children's Day showcases diverse cultures in Cary

Despite the dreary weather, the Children's Day Festival of Cary drew a large crowd filled with smiling faces.
April 21, 2014 12:30:38 PM PDT
Despite the rain and dreary weather, the Children's Day Festival of Cary drew a large crowd filled with smiling faces Saturday.

"We have a little bit of different culture in our side of the family as well and we think it's great they're celebrating that, and I wanted them to see some of the different cultures out here," said Kristin Frank.

That is what the festival was all about, showcasing all the diverse cultures in Cary, focusing on the children, many of whom were proud to show off their own traditions.

"We're playing the drums, it's a traditional Chinese drum called the tango," said Taiwanese performer Felicia Chen. "Usually we play it with a lion dance or a dragon dance during the new year."

All of the performers were children themselves, so it was fitting that the Mayor of Cary declared Saturday to be Children's Day, issuing an official proclamation.

By focusing on the children and exposing them to different cultures, organizers hope the event will have an impact on them in the future as well.

"As they grow up they will have a better understanding of their friends, their neighbors, and the bigger community both in North Carolina and across the country," said Barbara Shepard, with Sister Cities Association of Cary.



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