The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration (MOFAI) held the ever popular Cultural Festival - originally conceived to recognize United Nations Day - on 22-23 October, 2011 from 10am to 6pm at the Botanical Gardens, Nassau.

The Festival fosters friendly relations and understanding between Bahamians and the international resident community. This high quality organic experience that emerged from members of the community has become an international signature event that serves to demonstrate just how diverse and cosmopolitan The Bahamas has become.

The Festival also provides a global platform for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration to encourage foreign countries to consider staging food and cultural weeks as well as host more trade missions to The Bahamas. Strategically, this makes The Bahamas a far more interesting and sophisticated place to live and visit by broadening and deepening the vacation experience and quality of life that's available here. Since its re-instatement in 2009, the Festival has proved to be arguably the most popular Festival in The Bahamas.