International Bazaar at UC Y
Starting with the University of Cincinnati YWCA's International Bazaar in 1964, UC students, faculty and staff have taken time to celebrate and recognize cultures from around the world every year.
Originally marketed as a prime opportunity to find exotic holiday gifts and cuisine, the one-day event morphed into the full-blown International Week by 1968. Bazaar day attracted traders, artwork and commodities from around the world, as seen in the 1970 photo above, featuring Fernando Casij and Wei Wei Chow.
Today, UC's Worldfest, as the event is now known, is held each spring and sponsored by UC International to help raise awareness and understanding of all cultures on campus through entertainment, food and educational offerings.