Why Now?

We are facing an unprecedented increase in identity-based conflict and violence, growing religious and ethnic divides along with the rise of radicalization and terrorism.

The World Culture Festival seeks to showcase the opposite – a celebration of humanity’s rich cultural diversity and the spirit of oneness that unifies us all.

The World Culture Festival stands as a beacon for global harmony and a countervailing force against the rise of intolerance and hatred.

“When celebration comes from a place of enthusiasm and joy, it can uplift and unite all around us, bringing freedom from our traumatic past and sparking hope for the future. This type of celebration is service. It is sacred. Turn your celebration into a sacred offering for society.”

– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar