TICKETS: Only 50 cents each
20 tickets for $10, CASH ONLY
at the PTA Table near the Kindergarten area. If you purchased a Pledge package with free AWISH tickets, visit the PTA Table.
BOOTHS OF FOOD, CRAFTS, and GAMES
We are SO GRATEFUL to our families who volunteered to run 14 food booths and 7+ craft/activity booths from around the world: play Japanese water balloon fishing and origami, get India henna art and glitter bangles, make Mexican Day of the Dead masks, God's eye, and Papel Picado crafts from our Northwood High School Spanish club, try Taiwan Night Market games, do a Israel paint craft, visit the OCFA Fire Truck, IPD DARE Officer and Vehicle, AND MORE!
Philippines India Ethiopia Germany China Taiwan Turkey Japan Indonesia Mexico Sweden Israel Korea Brazil
CULTURAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Come early and stay late. Live music and dance throughout the evening.
5:00pm - Welcome & National Anthem
5:05pm - Meet at the DJ stage to participate in the Parade of Nations. Wear any country's traditional clothing to participate
5:15pm - Parade of Nations: celebrate the world with friends in a walk around the stage area
5:30pm - African drums by African Drums OC
5.55pm - Bollywood Indian Dance by RRB Dance Group
6.15pm - Polynesian dance by No Hawaiki Nui
6.35pm - Las Estrellas Mexican dance by OCSA
6.50pm - Indian Dance by GNCA Salute Vajda
7:00pm - Our favorite DJ Tony in the house with music and games
8:00pm - Pack up AWISH, adios, zaì jìan!
AWISH FOREVER! PHOTOBOOTH
Look for the AWISH photo backdrop at the Handball Wall.
Take a selfie with your friends and family and tag @sh_irvine_pta on Instagram.
About Around the World in Santiago Hills (AWISH)
Our annual cultural festival every spring features countries from around the world with fabulous food, fun, activities, music and entertainment.
Food Booths | Cultural Performances | Parade of Colors | Activities | DJ & Music
Bring your families, neighbors and friends! Only
one dollar 50 cents per ticket!
What to expect
On the evening of AWISH, the blacktop is transformed into a tent city where each tent represents a different country. When you arrive, make sure to get your tickets ready (available for purchase at the event or included in your Silver/Gold Pledge Drive package) so you can visit each booth and use your tickets to sample that booth’s cuisine or craft.
Parade of Nations
Make sure to come dressed in your favorite nation’s cultural attire! Students who would like to present their special outfits can participate in our Parade of Nations, where they will display their country pride around the tents and on stage. The parade is set to start directly following the National Anthem performed by a student and Boy Scouts’ flag ceremony. No need to RSVP, just come ready to be a part of the show!
Ever tasted glass noodles from Korea or Swedish cookies? How about some homemade Italian spaghetti or German sausage? AWISH is a great way to expose students to cuisines around the world in a fun and exciting way!
Some countries choose to share their culture with customary activities of their homeland. We also have vendors who come out to share their own crafts and activities, like the language school wheel of prizes, or martial arts “break a board” activity.
This event is 100% volunteer run. All our country booths are run by parents. If you can represent a country or would like to help another booth that needs extra hands, please contact our AWISH chair at email@example.com. You can find forms and guidelines on our current year’s event information page.
In past years, we have had food booths from the following countries. Contact us to host one of the booths below or introduce us to a new country’s cuisine this year!
Just a few ideas that might help you think of which country booth you'd like to host... and by no means a complete list!
- Africa - plantain chips, mask making, bead jewelry
- Argentina - mini empanadas
- Australia - Tim Tams, mini meat pies, boomerang art, aboriginal rain sticks
- Belgium - Speculoos cookie butter
- Bangladesh - Jilapi
- Brazil - Brigadeiro
- Canada - Wunderbar, aboriginal totem poles
- China - White Rabbit candy, fried rice, cherry blossom art, paper lantern
- Costa Rica - guava cookies
- Ecuador - tres leches
- England -
- France - croissants, pastries
- Germany - bratwurst, Kinder Eggs, chicken dance, gingerbread house, pretzels
- Greece - moussaka, gyros, baklava
- Hawaii/Pacific Islands - Butter Mochi cake
- India - samosas, curry, henna painting, naan
- Ireland - HobNobs
- Italy - pizza, risotto
- Japan - Origami making, spam musubis, Pocky
- Korea - Pushu Pushu, sugar honeycombs
- Mexico - Mexican Rice, Takis, Churros, Taquitos, mini pinata craft
- Netherlands - Stroopwafels
- New Zealand
- Philippines - Ube buns, Jolly bee chicken
- Poland - pierogis
- Russia - babushka ornaments
- Scotland - Teacakes
- Spain - Chupa Chups, paella
- Sweden - Ikea Meatballs
- Taiwan - boba, potstickers, dim sum
- Thailand - Coconut Mango Sticky Rice
- U.S. - Costco hot dogs, lemonade, sliders hamburgers
For questions or to volunteer at the event, contact our AWISH Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.