Sunday, March 25, 2012

ISB's International Festival

The International School of Brussels celebrated its 36th Annual International Festival yesterday. ISB's diverse community, which my family is proud to be a part of, goes all out on this special day! Fifty-seven countries were represented and approximately 30 booths provided mouth-watering food, delicious drinks, unique products, and entertainment (USA hosted line dancing!). The sunny day was kicked off with Scottish pipers and The Brussels Caledonian Corneymusers leading the Parade of Nations. Festival-goers were also treated to music, face painting, craft projects, a used book sale, raffles, and Frederico the Clown. I enjoyed working the USA booth, sampling food from around the world (including Swedish rökt renhjärta washed down with lingonberry vodka) and, of course, all the beautiful colors of this fantastic event!

One of the three festival areas

Kilted bagpipe players

Hand-painted wooden eggs from Poland

Spanish paella is my favorite food to photograph (& eat)!

Team USA!

2012 Olympic cupcakes at the UK booth

Turkish trivets

Traditional Korean dresses

Delicious drinks from Brazil

I left the Ouzo to the more daring festival-goers!

Colorful French macaroons

Norwegian treats and my friend, Bente, in her national costume

Beautiful Japanese kimonos


  1. Beautiful pictures! It was so nice meeting you at the festival. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you, Wendy! I had so much fun that day - what a great event! Blogging about our time in Brussels is pretty fun, isn't it?

      ps: Cute girl in photo #5 ;-)