As with any nation’s capital, Washington DC is blessed with the diverse cultures and traditions brought by representatives at all of the international embassies in town. In an intelligent move to exploit this dense concentration of diversity, the Around the World Embassy Tour takes participants through the doors of over 50 different embassies to experience and enjoy different culinary, artistic and musical traditions.
With a breadth of different happenings and attractions throughout the Around the World Embassy Tour, the event offers truly incomparable exposure to all attendees. The annual event will return to Washington DC this May. The one day event will have all of the participating embassies open their doors from 10am to 4pm. One of the most attractive elements of this extraordinary event is that admission is free for everybody, and there are no requirements to make reservations. The general location of most embassies is nearby the popular neighborhood of Dupont Circle, making visiting a plethora of different hosts quite doable for all interested parties.
In relation to the name of the event, the experience of traveling from embassy to embassy will be reminiscent of a trip around the world for all those who attend. While at one point you may be eating empanadas at the Colombian embassy, later in the day you could be listening to live drums at the Ghanaian embassy, or taking sari wrapping lessons at the Indian embassy. The magnificent variety is what makes this a one of a kind happening.
As the United States is a leading world power and melting pot society, it’s always been an important element of Washington DC culture to celebrate international relations. The annual Around the World Embassy Tour is an absolutely unique way to enjoy and participate in those relations in a light-hearted, enjoyable and mind expanding fashion. To learn more about past Around the World Embassy Tours and this year’s event, visit the tour website here.