Rathaus Opening Ceremony
Vienna City Hall-Rathaus
The Vienna City Hall provided a spectacular backdrop to the energetic and kaleidoscopic performances of numerous Vienna-based cultural organizations and ensembles who showcased their traditional costumes and dances from around the world.
“We are here to connect all people from all around the world and to celebrate differences in Vienna,” said Josipa Palac, ICDO’s President in her opening speech.
The Vienna City Hall provided a spectacular backdrop to the energetic and kaleidoscopic performances of numerous Vienna-based folklore ensembles, dancing groups, cultural centers, and performers.
The Long Nights of Interculturality 2019 was a hub for local and international artists, musicians, diplomats, and representatives of international organizations to come together and experience firsthand a marvelous celebration of cultural diversity.
ICDO would like to thank prominent guests who were in attendance: H.E. Maria Cleofe R. Natividad, Consul Mr. Bolivar L. Bao, Vice Consul Ms. Andrea Lazaro and Cultural Officer Ms. Ayesha Yap Bahjin from the Embassy of the Philippines, H.E. Lourdes G. A. Victoria – Kruse from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Amr Ibrahim Abdelrahman Elatraby with spouse from the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H. E. Djumala Darmansjah with spouse, Mr. Ida Bagus Rai Mantra, Mayor of Denpasar, Minister Counsellor Mrs. Palupi Sukiyantini Mustajab, and Third Secretary Mr. Rahmut Kurniawan from the Embassy of Indonesia, Mr. Rachid Bouziya and guest from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Second Secretary Ms. Kate Oliver from the Embassy of Ireland, Ms. Jenny Bartsch and guest from the Embassy of the Republic of Peru, representatives from the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Cultural Attaché Ms. Rosa Maria Castro Valle from the Embassy of Mexico, Counselor Mr. Faho Sanibe from the Embassy of Burkina Faso, First Secretary Mr. Aniket G. Mandavgane from the Embassy of India, Ms. Leyla Gasimova, Director of the Azerbaijan Cultural Center, and Mr. Hassan Asbarov from the Embassy of Azerbaijan, and Mr. Halil Ibrahim Dogan and guests from the Yunus Emre Institute.