Festival of India

Festival of India

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by Dayvee Sutton

WCNC.com

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 12:40 PM

The festival of India celebrates its 19th year in Charlotte this weekend September 14th and 15th in Uptown. Little known fact: there are over 20 thousand people of Indian descent living in the Carolinas. The Festival of India is organized to showcase that diversity of culture and heritage to the larger community in the Carolinas and provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange in a fun setting. The festival exposes people here to the rich mosaic of different art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine from the various regions of India in a festive setting. The goal is to educate citizens of the area about the rich heritage of an ancient civilization with the expectation of bringing different people together.
The Festival will bring the best talent within the community to highlight a fusion of popular modern (Bollywood) and classical Indian dance forms, in captivating performances that educate and enthrall people of all ages.

The festival is organized by the India Association of Charlotte a nonprofit cultural organization established to serve the growing Indian American Community in the Charlotte area. 
A large Food Court on the street offers a range of popular Indian delicacies to tickle the palate. In addition, various Indian souvenirs, costumes, jewelry and literary works are displayed for viewing and purchasing.

Activities for children include free Moon Bounce, Kids Art Competition, in addition to all the dancing and singing activities. There will also be a Yoga demo, a Henna tattoo, Saree demo and dancing on the street to pulsating Indian music beats.
Location:    
Belk Theater                    
130 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Date:
September 14th and 15th, 2013 (Noon to 7 PM)
Admission:
•    $7.00 at the Festival entrance.
•    $5.00 (when purchased online through this website - Buy Now)
•    Free for kids under Age 10
•    Rain or Shine the Festival will go on.
Visit www.indiafestival.org
 

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