Festival of Cultures 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020

This event is free and open for all and can be joined from any part of the world! 

One of the most international events at the University of Oulu is back! Reinvented to fit into the present times, Festival of Cultures 2020 is organized on week 47 (November 16-20) in a completely new way. 

This year, most of the Festival of Cultures events, performances, and workshops will be happening online, but worry not - the Festival won’t lose its unique spirit and value. Thanks to the event being online, anyone from anywhere in the world is warmly welcome to join us and enjoy the event programme. 

As we all know, traveling as we knew it is not possible at the moment, and we’re not exactly sure when it will be. Many people miss being on the road and going places. In order to make you, our dear participants, miss traveling a bit less, the Festival of Cultures programme this year will have a theme, “Future Travels”. The events will focus on offering you ideas on where to travel to when it’s going to be possible and tools to do that. With the suggestions coming straight from the natives from all over the world, it’s safe to say that the tips will differ quite a lot from those in the mainstream travel guides. We’re excited. 

Expect live music, exciting workshops (including language learning!), travel tips, cooking classes, raffles (yes, you will be able to win prizes!) and much more! 

--> Read more about the event on our webpages here.
--> Don't forget to join the Facebook event page.
All the updates (including the event program and the links to online events) are going to be published there! 

Mark your calendars already today and join us on this unique journey across dozens of cultures from all around the world. This year it’s easier than ever!

Pictures from the former Festivals are here 


Dear students and staff of the University of Oulu! The signups to represent your culture at the event are OPEN NOW: click here to sign up! Both the international and Finnish students and staff are warmly welcome to join the organizing team! This year, it is possible to get 1 ECTS credit for active participation!

If you have any questions regarding this or need more details, please don’t hesitate to contact us at festivalofcultures(at)oulu.fi. 


Festival of Cultures After Movie 2018


Festival of Cultures After Movie 2017

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Last updated: 12.10.2020