XIS held the 10th annual Marco Polo Culture Fair April 29th in the school gymnasium! The Marco Polo Culture Fair represents weeks of preparations, with students rehearsing songs, mastering their choreography, preparing exhibitions all while honing their Chinese language skills.
The Marco Polo department began planning for this fair in February. Having tackled themes of festivals, dynasties, cities, and traditional markets before, this year the theme was about the different provinces of China and their cultural distinctives in a catchy title of “Let’s Wander Across China!”
Students performed songs, cultural dances, and wore clothing from various ethnic minority groups. At their exhibits featuring the different provinces across China, students could paint masks, try their hand at making hand-pulled noodles, play games, and more.