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Intercultural Days in Dresden

Trailer of the Intercultural Days in Dresden © Nazanin Zandi und Kippelsteiner Filme

Dresden is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Every year during September and October the people of Dresden gather to celebrate Intercultural Days. The festivities are held at different locations in the city. One of the highlights of Intercultural Days, for example, takes place at the Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, where the Intercultural Street Festival is annually celebrated.

The core purpose of Intercultural Days is to promote mutual understanding between the residents of Dresden regardless of appearance, gender, origin or religion. A large variety of different events during Intercultural Days offers the opportunity to discover the community we live in and create new ideas together. Moreover, they also encourage the collaborative spirit of working together and interactions from a position of equality as well as the reduction of prejudices and stereotypes.

Most of the events are free of charge and offer a great variety of activities for every taste and every age. From discussion forums, movie nights and concerts, to sport events and district festivals – any topic of cultural, social and political nature is appreciated. Intercultural Days are generally organised on a voluntary basis. All the people of Dresden as well as its institutions, who would like to contribute to an open-minded and tolerant attitude of people living here, are welcome to participate.

Poster of Intercultural Days

Intercultural Days in Dresden from 20 September until 11 October 2020

From 20 September to 11 October 2020 the 30th Intercultural Days took place in Dresden. Despite the difficulties this year, there was a variety of events: From lectures, discussion groups, exhibitions to workshops and much more. With over 150 events in three weeks, many associations, initiatives and individuals created a very colorful and varied program.

The motto of the intercultural days this year was "My name is human." Its aim was to encourage togetherness and open exchange between people in order to promote mutual understanding and reduce prejudices. In spite of all the differences, we have a lot in common - and it is important to recognize it.

We thank all those who have contributed to the creation and realization of the Intercultural Days 2020 in Dresden!

The Intercultural Days 2021 are expected to take place from 26 September to 17 October. More information will be available in February 2021.



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