It is September, the month when the seasons are slowly starting to turn, with crispy brown leaves in the northern and longer, milder days in the southern hemisphere. But it is also the time when we celebrate our birthday. In 2007, our founders started InterNations with not much more than an idea about a global network that would connect expats all around the world. Nine years later, we have over two million members and communities in 390 cities worldwide.
This is an achievement we are incredibly proud of and, without a question, a reason to celebrate! Let us give you an overview of only a few of the many amazing birthday events worldwide.
Brazilian Vibes and Lucky Draws
Our community in Tokyo made the start on Thursday, 1 September, with a performance of the best Brazilian dance group in the entire city, a raffle, and a great party at an elegant venue. Later, many of the guests joined the dancers on the dance floor.
Members in Beijing gathered on Friday, 2 September, to celebrate with delicious drinks and colorful birthday cupcakes. Everyone who attended had the chance to participate in a lucky draw and global minds mixed and mingled on the terrace and enjoyed the view of the city’s south.
Düsseldorf, too, hosted an InterNations Birthday Party on that same day. Members met at a cozy and stylish bar to enjoy their welcome drink and hit the dance floor. To mark the special occasion, event attendees received a gift voucher and a scented rose from Fleurs de Paris.
On Wednesday, 7 September, members in São Paulo met at a club inspired by Cuba’s passionate and joyful culture for a birthday celebration. The event started with some relaxed mingling, followed by amazing Latin tunes and our members didn’t hesitate to hit the dance floor.
InterNations Shanghai also hosted a 9th Anniversary Party on Friday, 9 September. This community relied on the usual fun to celebrate this great occasion: delicious drinks, awesome entertainment, and, of course, a great crowd.
Time for Cake — Upcoming Birthday Parties
Of course, the party isn’t over yet! Most of our birthday celebrations are still coming up, making September a fantastic birthday month.
On Friday, 16 September, you should join our members in Prague for an InterNations Birthday Bash. Aside from our 9th anniversary, members in Prague will also say goodbye to their current Ambassador Jana and welcome their new Ambassador Fernando. You can take part in a raffle and, as every year, all collected raffle money will go to the Pink Crocodile School charity.
Global minds in Athens are celebrating on the very same day with a Birthday Full Moon Party. This event will be full of surprises! Plus, there will be a birthday cake and the chance to dance until the early hours of the morning.
On Saturday, 24 September, our community in Tenerife, Canary Islands, is welcoming all expats and global minds to our Anniversary Party in the city center of Santa Cruz. While it is one of our smaller communities, our Canary Islands Ambassador still knows how to throw a party. Come around and don’t miss the after-party at one of the many clubs on La Noria.
Join other expats and global minds in Cairo for a Blue and White Party on Thursday, 29 September. The event takes place at a comfortable, intimate venue which offers a great view of the Nile and Cairo Tower. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed evening together with a great crowd. The dress code is blue and white, the InterNations signature colors.
Our community in Izmir welcomes you to a Double Birthday Celebration on Friday, 30 September. Not only will they celebrate nine years of InterNations, but it will also be the 5-year Anniversary of the Izmir Community. To commemorate this special occasion, there will be many surprises, a birthday cake and a professional photographer. Sign up for this event before the guest list is full!
Dancing and Movies — Birthday Activities around the World
Are you ready to hit the dance floor but our official events are just a tad too crowded for your taste? Join the Sofia Dance Group and celebrate the 9th birthday of InterNations with a dance party on Saturday, 17 September. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the dancing scene and to have a great time with your friends.
The Dubai DinnerNations Group will celebrate this year’s anniversary with some German Gemütlichkeit. On Sunday, 18 September, members of the group will meet at a German restaurant to enjoy an international buffet together. After all, celebrations aren’t complete without food and drinks.
Our Brussels Romanian Group is getting together for a viewing of the movie “The Paper Will Be Blue” on Sunday, 18 September. To celebrate InterNations this month and to match the title of the movie, group members are asked to wear InterNations colors.
Of course, there is much more going on in our communities in September. Let us know how you are celebrating nine years of InterNations this month.
Also, while you are in a festive mood, make sure to check out our Nine Birthday Wishes — From Us to You.
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