April 26, 2016
The rich cultures and unique histories of our global society are brought to life through mesmerizing dance and captivating performance. In demonstrating the traditions that make your heritages special, festivals like this one allow us to bear witness to the ways hope and beauty stem from songs of inclusion. Your efforts to unite young people from across the globe reflect the power our common humanity has to transcend what sets up apart.
As you come together to celebrate the cultural mosaic that is our world and forge bonds of friendship, I wish you all the best.