12th Annual Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour

Jan Du Plain, an active AAFSW member who also serves as the Embassy Liaison for Cultural Tourism DC, will help launch the 12th annual Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 4, when more than 50 nations open their doors to the public. Jan invites AAFSW members and friends to participate in this event.

Travel the world in one day without leaving D.C…

On Saturday, May 4, more than 50 nations will open their doors during Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10 a.m.

Free & Open to the public!

The participating embassies for Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 4 include Afghanistan, African Union, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda , Uzbekistan and more!

Hours at all the embassies are: 10 am to 4 pm.

“Passport DC offers authentic learning opportunities for the thousands of people who attend these events. It’s a global buffet of arts and culture,” according to Steve Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC, the producing organization. “Visitors will find a tremendous selection of music, dance, art, handcrafts, and even some very tasty samples to eat and drink,” he said.

Passport DC commemorates International Cultural Awareness Month in the District of Columbia. It runs from May 1 through 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums, and special receptions throughout the District.

Passport DC Signature Events include:

European Union Culture Month, May 1-31

Flower Mart at National Cathedral, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4

Around the World Embassy Tour, Saturday, May 4

European Union: EU Open House, Saturday, May 11

Fiesta Asia! Street Festival, Saturday, May 18


Cultural Tourism DC produces Passport DC annually. Events DC is the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, University of the District of Columbia, Panasonic, Washington DC Economic Partnership, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Bonstra|Haresign Architects, LINK Strategic Partners, DuPlain Global Enterprises, 80Msigns, and Embassy Chef Challenge. The producers and presenters are grateful to the more than 500 volunteers who provide services throughout the month in support of the educational mission of Passport DC as well as the donors who financially support these endeavors.

For more information visit www.culturaltourismdc.org or follow on social media using @DCCulture, www.facebook.com/CulturalTourismDC/ or #PassportDC.