Cultural diversity meets “Weiberfastnacht”

BIGSAS Junior Fellows enjoying the get-together. Special thanks goes to Gbeognin Mickael Houngbedji, the photographer of the evening.

While in many German cities the carnival season kicked off on Thursday, February 20, 2020, the Representatives of the Junior Fellows organised their own small celebration that took place at BIGSAS. Whether dressed up in carnival costumes or in a cultural folklore outfit – more than 20 JF, BIGSAS employees and the extended BIGSAS family circle came together to celebrate, dance and eat. A special buffet provided the chance to taste delicacies from different parts of the world. Dumplings from China, beans and chapati from Tanzania, cake from Germany and Jollof rice (vegetarian friendly!) from Nigeria. The get-together was not only a culinary highlight. The Reps thanked BIGSAS for the successful cooperation and they were happy to see Dean Martina Drescher at the event. Their musical playlist varied – from North to South, East to West, paired with some German carnival hits. The get-together was meant to be a chance for new JF to get to know other students. But often it’s just nice to spend a few colorful hours together, hence the S17 was also colorfully decorated! Thanks to Dandara Maia, who arranged the seminar room in a very beautiful way. And whether carnival or not – at gatherings like this, fun and joy are always present. Additionally, all BIGSAS family members, friends and visitors are always welcome. We are looking forward to the next party!

(DF)


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