The ISN Cultural Festival started in 2007 with the idea of cultural education for the public. Every year around the beginning of June, the entire Leiden international student community comes together to unite the world in a single event.
Participants from all corners of the globe bring food, dance, music, games, and much more to represent the traditions and history of their home countries.
Each country team has a display stand for food, small games, and information. A stage is set up for performances of song, dance, skits, and any other kind of creative entertainment.
A separate room is used for workshops, where country teams can show how to write their alphabet, give language lessons, instruct a traditional dance, or any fun activity that they wish to teach to the community.