What does it mean "Sister Cities " ?!
“Sister cities” are very common in Europe and this is becoming more and more popular in the US. But what the heck is a "sister" city ? What does this mean ?
According to what I found in the Internet, the program was introduced by President Eisenhower in 1956. The idea was for “individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States” to link up with the citizens of other countries all over the world to improve and make an effort to bring about “citizen diplomacy. and understanding of different cultures."
The program has been very much embraced by many cities and as an example, Chicago has 28 sister cities all over the world. Charleston's sister city is Spoleto, Italy ! These two cities enjoy each other so much that hey created an annual festival together, known as the Spoleto Festival USA. The festival takes place in Charleston and runs for 17 days and nights, bringing the sister cities together though art, dance and music.
Charleston is rich in theater, music, art, dance and history, a very diverse city, booming with tourism, software companies, manufacturing, high paying service jobs, an ever more important and busy sea port, very reputable schools and colleges and some of the best hospitals in the US. And the food.... !!! Well, come and visit and check it out. A divine cuisine will make want you to stay forever and make Charleston or the surrounding cities your home !
Learn more about the City and find your home at my website: www.DefinitelyCharleston.com