Dec 5, 2011
APU is currently home to students from 78 different countries and regions around the world. "Multicultural Weeks" offer students the opportunity to take the central role in planning a week-long event that puts the spotlight on one of the many nations represented on campus, its language and culture.
The First installment of the Fall Semester 2011 Multicultural Weeks, “Sri Lankan Week”, kicked off on Monday December 5 and will run until Friday December 9. During the week, a number of colourful events will put the spotlight on the unique Sri Lankan culture and language.
Sri Lankan Week made its Last appearance at APU five years ago in 2006. The Sri Lankan Week program promises a range of colourful events including a super-hot Sri Lankan curry speed-eating contest, traditional costume displays, Sri Lankan song and dance performances and a mini-concert. Event-goers will also be able to try on traditional Sri Lankan costumes. A special range of traditional Sri Lankan dishes will also be available at the Cafeteria for a limited time at reasonable prices.
Held on the final day of the week, The Sri Lankan Week Grand Show will feature a Sri Lankan-style wedding ceremony with a peacock-inspired “Mayura” dance and a “Puja” traditional dance, typically performed at festivals. Please come along and enjoy an evening of colourful Sri Lankan song and dance performance.
We hope to see you there!
Sri Lankan Week Event Schedule
Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 9, 10:30-16:30 @ Cafeteria
Traditional costume (free to try on)
Ceylon Tea tasting
Poster and handy-crafts display
Monday, December 5, 12:10-12:40 @ Cafeteria
Super-hot Sri Lankan curry speed-eating contest (APU students only, public viewing)
Tuesday, December 6, 12:10-12:30 @ Cafeteria
Wednesday, December 7, 10:00-14:00 @ Multipurpose Field (NB: to be cancelled in the event of rain)
Cricket Tournament (APU students only, public viewing)
Friday, December 9. 18:30-20:30 (doors open at 18:00) @ Millennium Hall
Sri Lankan Week Grand Show
NB: this event will also be streamed live on the internet via Ustream* (18:30-20:30)
Participating countries for the Fall Semester 2011 Multicultural Weeks are as follows:
December 5 (Mon) – December 9 (Fri) First installment: Sri Lankan Week
December 12 (Mon) – December 16 (Fri) Second installment: Japanese Week
January 10 (Tue) – January 13 (Fri) , 2011 Third installment: African Week
January 16 (Mon) – January 20 (Fri) , 2011 Fourth installment: Taiwan Week
NB: Footage of the Grand Show (held on the final day of each week) will be streamed live on the internet via Ustream. Please be sure to tune in and enjoy the colourful performances by APU's multilingual and multicultural students. (More information will be available on the broadcast times for each week as the event approaches).
*Ritsumeikan-APU Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ritsumeikan-apu