All Cultures Day at the School of Psychology
On December 21st Master's programme in Applied Social Psychology organized the 4th annual All Cultures Day at the School of Psychology. International students from many faculties and schools, including Preparatory year students, gathered to celebrate HSE’s multicultural environment and the Russian New Year.
Every year the international Master’s program in Applied Social Psychology tries to learn more about the culture of its students and also invites guests from all over HSE. All Cultures Day is an informal get-together where international students can present their culture to others in any way they like, and also have fun and socialize.
This year’s celebration started with a bang – one of the program’s students, Maria Zhuravleva, invited her choir to take part in the cultural programme. Chamber Choir “Pokroff”, being a professional ensemble of singers, is regularly touring Russia and Europe. At the All Cultures Day they performed German, Spanish, French, Russian and Ukrainian Christmas carols, captivating the audience with its cathedral-worthy sound.
During the break everyone had a chance to chat with each other, have fun with group photos and try some Russian and ethnic food brought by the guests. There were Slovak sweets, Ghanaian fufu with chicken sauce, Singapore durian cookies, lots of Russian pierogi etc. In the meantime, Vanessa Vormittag at the Germany stand organized a quiz about the German culture.