This is the opportunity for all - people of Nendaz, new arrivals and temporary guests - to share a lovely day together centred on entertainments and the tasting of dishes from here and elsewhere. Also on the programme: a nations quiz and a giant game of snakes and ladders.
The event will begin at 11 am with a procession from the Place du Square to the Plaine des Ecluses. It will continue under the tent until around 10 pm. All the performances, entertainments and concerts are free.
The following communities will hold a stand, and have participated in the organization of this festival: Belgium, Cameroon, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland.
Travel on plates
Each stand will offer tastings of three or four specialities of its region in small portions and for low prices. This way, you will be able to relish several different dishes, drinks and desserts in the day and give your tastebuds a voyage.
Will you opt for delicacies which will make you think of your holidays such as paëlla (Spain) or let yourself be tempted by dishes with unknown consonances such as sarmale si mamaliga (Romania)? Will you be for Belgian beer or Cameroonian hibiscus juice?
Entertainment for children
Programme of entertainment for children with makeup, hairstyling, singing workshop and body percussion, dance workshop, drawing, reading corner, games and specially meeting new friends!
Travel by music
The atmosphere will also be ensured by representatives of these nations, with the following animations and groups:
Ce vallon qui chante
: this Seniors' choir was created in 2013 by a dozen singers from other choirs. It now counts nearly fifty members who enthusiastically contribute emotion and joy in their interpretation of songs of our Valais and elsewhere.
: dancers will carry you away to Spanish and Latino rhythms. Caliente!
: this group, which comes to us from Geneva, interprets folkloric dances from Slovakia, from Bohemia and from Moravia (Czech Republic). It brings its own musicians and splendid typical costumes.
: dancers will highlight pretty Italian melodies.
this group of ten Croatian dancers and musicians will make us vibrate to the sounds of music from the Balkans.
: the children's choir Méli-Mélo of Nendaz was founded in 1979. Today it counts 25 singers from 6 to 10 years old who will come and share their notes and their good humour.
: the Nanaboco association was created by Françoise Bonny Njopong Nana and Patrice Njopong Nana. Both are artists: storyteller and hospital clown for one, storyteller and musician for the other. Travel with them with stories, music and dances of the Cameroon.
Os Amigos do Minho
: this Portuguese folklore group, which practises in Lausanne, was founded in 2006. Its 62 members with highly coloured costumes dance, sing, play live... In brief, they make a true show!
Skud Kruna et Kud Opanak
: these Serbian folklore groups come from Brig and from Sierre. The are composed of young people, born in Switzerland, to whom it is important to keep a trace of the culture of the country of origin of their parents. They will interpret some "kolo", which are traditional dances of Serbia.
: originally from Puglia (Apulia), but in Nendaz for so many years that one can't count them on one's fingers, Mussaro, Maurizio and Nicolas will share the best of Italian songs with you.
Entrance is free.