The Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase is a platform for countries represented in the U.S. capital to project and promote their cultural and culinary traditions among the public.
The participating diplomatic missions in this year’s showcase included - Afghanistan, African Union (representing 55 countries), Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union (representing 28 countries), Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
The Sri Lanka Embassy has been participating in the event for the past five years, making use of the “bustling global marketplace” to promote Ceylon Tea and Sri Lanka as a holiday destination; and the display of eye-catching and colourful Sri Lankan handicrafts have proven to be a crowd magnet over the years.
Visitors to the stand were served a popular Sri Lankan snack and a cup of Ceylon Tea. The tea was provided courtesy of Euro Asia Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd and Dilmah Ceylon Tea PLC.
Over 3,000 visitors attended this year’s event.