Since the very earliest Christmas in Europe events there is undoubtedly one part which gives rise to a very large number of variants. These are mostly due to the temperaments, the multifarious talents, and the amount (or lack) of preparation of the performance that each delegation is supposed to put on. We refer of course to the Cultural Component. This year the Fátima Hotel School’s auditorium was the venue for this show, which took place in an excellent atmosphere and which was, in a manner of speaking, the prelude to the Gala Evening.
The show lasted two hours and during this time one after another the delegations presented either a song, a sketch or a dance, sometimes with the unscheduled and above all very welcome contributions of the highly participatory audience. The entire event went off with good humour, and was accompanied by applause and encouraging whistles.