If there’s one part of the programme that is eagerly awaited, it’s the so-called ‘cultural section’ when each delegation puts on, in its own style, a playlet, a song or a dance relating to the traditions accompanying the Christmas festivities. And, just as every year, there was no shortage of surprises! The performances were greeted with applause or whistling that was either longer or shorter according to the quality of the respective efforts.
Finally, following a poll conducted among visitors to the exhibition, several delegations were given awards.
Most delicious stand: Bartolomeo Scappi (Italy)
Most attractive stand: Lviv ( Ukraine)
Most traditional stand: Bad Ischl (Austria)
Most informative stand: Zagreb (Croatia)
Most welcoming stand: all the Italian stands!
The awards were loudly applauded by the audience.