TMLA Cultural Harmony Week

Cultural Harmony Week in January featured TMLA students celebrating their cultural heritage and the diversity that represented 114 countries. Each day during the week, 2 or 3 Cultural Heritage clubs were highlighted as students shared fascinating facts and musical selections from their culture.

 During the course of the week, members of the Italian Club, French Club,  Filipino Club, Hellenic Society, African Heritage/Caribbean Club, Irish Club,  Eastern European Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club, and Asian Club/Eastern Asian Club made presentations that celebrated their heritages.  

On Friday, in lieu of our traditional Cultural Harmony Festival, each Culture Club contributed to a presentation highlighting dances, creating playlists, sharing some vocabulary to learn, and more! Slides included student interviews telling how their culture felt about the place of religion, the importance of family and education, the role of food and music, and their most celebrated holidays.

In addition, the Cultural Heritage Council will share a TMLA Cookbook with recipes from around the world.  Here is a link to the TMLA interactive Cookbook

According to Mrs.Christina Bommarito, moderator of Cultural Harmony Festival, “When I lead the week I always have one mission: To emphasize and further explore the cultural richness of our community. I’d like the audience to be able to feel the sense of excitement, celebration, and importance of the preservation of  their culture’s heritage and traditions. And as always, reflect on how although there may be many differences within our cultures, there are more commonalities.” 

At the conclusion of Cultural Harmony Week, the TMLA community is once again reminded of all there is to celebrate within our cultures and our diverse community.

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