Passport DC takes visitors around the world during month of May

WASHINGTON — For the entire month of May, Passport DC is offering residents and visitors a look into the District’s thriving international community starting with a sneak peak inside the embassies.

The 31-day event, in light of International Cultural Awareness Month, includes programming by 70 embassies and more than 40 of D.C.’s cultural institutions.

“Through the Passport DC program, dozens of embassies transformed from rigid centers of diplomacy to colorful hubs of international culture. … Indeed, the event brought us a sense of community with our neighbors from across the world,” a participating embassy said on the Passport DC website.

Last year, more than 235,000 people enjoyed embassy open houses, street festivals performances, exhibitions and more, according to Passport DC.

The 2017 lineup of events includes:

Passport D.C. 10th Anniversary Reception, April 26

European Union Culture Month, May 1 to 31

Flower Mart at National Cathedral, May 5 and 6

Around the World Embassy Tour, May 6

European Union Embassies’ Open House, May 13

Embassy Chef Challenge Gala, May 24

Find more information on the Passport D.C. website.

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