February 6 - March 26

Carnevale celebrates the rich diversity found on campus through the promotion of intercultural awareness and exploration. A variety of festivities will encourage a connection between members of the Northeastern community, while highlighting the wonderful differences between our backgrounds and lifestyles. This collaboration and participation emphasizes the existence of a singular beautiful humanity here at Northeastern.

Events Happening During Carnevale 2019


Mar 9 ● 5:30pm-11:00pm ● Ballroom
Co-hosted by Iranian Student Association

Norooz is celebrated in many Middle Eastern countries as the beginning of a new year as well as the first day of Spring. In this event, friends and family gather together to cherish memories of past years as well as starting the new one with each other. We plan to host students who are eager to learn about this cultural aspect of Middle East to those who are hundreds of miles away from their family feel at home as well as providing a safe learning environment for those curious. We will have food, music and dance performances from those regions.



Mar 10 ● 5:00pm-7:00pm ● Blackman
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Co-hosted by NU Sanskriti

Tarang is one of the biggest cultural festivals organized by Sanskriti that happens every year in early March. It is one of the most awaited events amongst the Indian graduate students at Northeastern University. Come to experience dance and musical performances as well as a fashion show! Delicious Indian-style food is also served for free in the West addition in Curry Student Center after the Blackman event.


Beyond Borders: Israel

Mar 13 ● 12:00pm-1:00pm ● McLeod Suites
Co-hosted by Co-op Connections & Global Experience Office

Join the Office of Global Services (OGS), Co-op Connections & the Global Experience Office (GEO) for lunch and discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on Israel and will include an Israeli lunch. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in.


Great Singapore Rojak

Mar 14 ● 5:00pm-7:00pm ● OGS Lounge
Co-hosted by Students of Singapore

Join NU Students of Singapore in celebrating the diverse culture of Singapore. Come try an assortment of food representative of the country’s major ethnic groups too!


Nauryz and the Holiday of Spring

Mar 16 ● 12:00pm ● Afterhours
Co-hosted by Kazakh Student Association

In Kazakh culture, Nauryz is one of the most important celebrations and it is the time to get with your loved ones and to celebrate the beginning of Spring. That in mind, the goal of the event is to not only provide a feeling of home to the Kazakh students celebrating Nauryz within campus but it is also to educate others on the variety of Kazakh culture and cuisine. The mix of food, activities and the participation of the Kazakh students is a great way to meet people not only from Kazakhstan but anyone who wants to participate as well. Coincidentally, Nauryz is celebrated by many countries such as: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.


Bahay Kubo

Mar 16 ● 7:30pm ● The Fenway Center
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Co-hosted by NU Barkada

Bahay Kubo is NU Barkada’s annual culture show that highlights the Filipino culture and showcases it to the Northeastern community. This is done through traditional and modern dances, skits, and guest performances all put together by our event board and general members. This celebration of our culture is one of our most highly anticipated events, especially this spring, since this year is the 10th anniversary of our culture show.


Scandinavian Spring Games

Mar 18 ● 11:30am-1:30pm ● Campus Crossroads
Co-hosted by Scandinavian Student Association

Join the Scandinavian Student Association in playing regional games and trying an assortment of local snacks!


Cheburashka Workshop

Mar 23 ● 12:00pm-2:00pm ● OGS Lounge
Co-hosted by Russian Speaking Club

Join the Russian Speaking Club for the Cheburashka doll-making workshop. Cheburashka, a children’s movie character similar to Mickey Mouse, is a Russian cultural icon. Learn about the history of this little character and make your own Cheburashka doll to keep with you!


Taste of Latin America

Mar 26 ● 7:00pm-9:30pm ● Afterhours
Co-hosted by Venezuelan Student Unity

Join us for an opportunity to explore Latin American history through food! Experience the different spices, tastes, and combinations that made this region a world hub of gourmet cuisine with its variety of ingredients, cultures, and climates. We will enjoy the tropical taste of some Venezuelan recipes, and enjoy their history!



Past Events in 2019


Chinese Spring Festival Gala Night

Feb 3 ● 7:00pm-9:30pm ● Blackman
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Co-hosted by Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Celebrate Lunar New Year with CSSA. There will be student dance, theatrical, and musical performances.

Carnevale Kick-Off

Feb 6 4:00pm-6:00pm ● Indoor Quad CSC

It’s Carnevale time! Come see the events our organizers have planned for Carnevale month. We’ve got games, treats, and giveaways! Take a break and have some fun!


King of Masked Singer

Feb 8 6:00pm-9:00pm ● Afterhours
Co-hosted by Korean American Student Association

Join NU KASA for an anonymous singing competition based on a famous television program – King of Mask Singer. Each participant will have a chance to perform but identities will remain concealed till the end.


CD Talk 1.0

Feb 9 ● 2:00pm ● Dodge 150
Co-hosted by Global China Connection

Global China Connection would like to invite all international students to learn about job readiness, interviewing skills, and many other career development topics!

Chinese New Year Carnival

Feb 9 ● 6:30pm-10:30pm ● Ballroom

We would like to invite all Northeastern students to celebrate the most significant festival in Chinese culture. It is the time when families gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also the time to follow and experience traditional customs. The Chinese-student community wants to present Chinese culture with a series of Chinese traditional activities such as calligraphy, new year fair, and handcrafting.


Beyond Borders: Peru

Feb 13 ● 12:00pm-1:00pm ● McLeod Suites
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Co-hosted by Co-op Connections & Global Experience Office

Join the Office of Global Services (OGS), Co-op Connections & the Global Experience Office (GEO) for lunch and discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on Peru and will include an Peruvian lunch. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in.


Chinese Tea Ceremony

Feb 13 ● 6:00pm-8:00pm ● McLeod Suites
Co-hosted by Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Discover the way tea culture and tea ceremonies evolved in the Chinese society and explore the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out what the art of drinking tea really means.


Instant Noodle Night

Feb 20 ● 7:00pm-9:00pm ● McLeod Suites
Co-hosted by Japanese Student Association

Join the Japanese Student Association in celebrating the 3rd annual Instant Noodle Night! We will serve a variety of free authentic instant noodles and assorted snacks from Japan. Slurp ramen with friends while watching a short movie on Japanese modern culture. Don’t know how to use chopsticks? Come prepared to learn!


Traveling Dante – L’Inferno

Feb 21 ● 7:00pm ● Ballroom
Co-hosted by NU Italian Club

La Divina Commedia, written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century, is considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The narrative is divided in 3 parts (Cantiche) and it describes Dante’s own travel through the three kingdoms of the afterlife: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The theatrical show represents an original, dynamic and involving storytelling of the first Cantica: the extraordinary journey of Dante into the Hell. The great imaginary universe of the Poet, between devils, mythological creatures and famous historical characters, will be told to the audience through explanations, suggestions, anecdotes and merry tales, even celebrating the words of Dante himself.