On Friday 21 February 2020, the "Mediterranean Day" was organised with much success at the College of Europe in Natolin by the students from Greece, Lebanon and Egypt. The Mediterranean Day was a student-led initiative with the purpose to promote and familiarise students with the culture of some of the countries in the Mediterranean (Greece, Lebanon and Egypt).
The festivities started with the "Mediterranean dinner" which included traditional dishes from Greece, Lebanon and Egypt, while wonderful traditional music was accompanying the dinner with images from the Mediterranean.
Following this, the students had the chance to get to know the Greek, Lebanese and Egyptian culture better through a culture and language quiz, followed by themed prizes for the winners.
Of course, it would not be a Mediterranean day without dancing! The night continued with a Traditional Dances Night, with the participation of the Association of Friends of Greece in Warsaw and the Ilios Band leading the Greek dance atelier. Natolin students got together and danced to Greek traditional dances such as "Syrtaki", "Hasaposerviko", "Tsamiko", "Sirto", "Simpethera Ikarias" and, of course, dancing to the rhythm of "Zorbas". The Mediterranean event continued with the Lebanese dance "Dabke" and Egyptian belly dancing.
The students who organised the event would like to profoundly thank the Association of Friends of Greece in Warsaw and the Ilios Band for volunteering to teach the Greek dances as well as the Greek Office of Tourism in Warsaw for their support. The students would equally like to thank the Embassy of Lebanon in Warsaw, specifically H.E. Madam Ambassador Reina CHARBEL, for their contribution in promoting the culture of the Lebanese cuisine by providing Lebanese appetizers and sweets.