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Embrace Asian Culture at the 24th Annual Festival of India, Right Here in Charlotte

India is a country of billion people of diverse cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. These cultures are connected by a common thread of history, social, and political norms that bind it as a nation, as it marches confidently into the 21st century.

The Festival of India, which is entering its 24th year, 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 is organized by the India Association of Charlotte, a nonprofit cultural organization established to serve the growing Indian American Community in the area. Its primary mission is to share Indian culture with the people of the larger community and foster a better understanding of the cultural diversity of India in an effort to make the Queen City a truly world class city.

The festival draws 10,000 – 20,000 visitors from Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The best way to summarize the impact of the festival is to paraphrase a comment organizers have heard repeatedly during the festival: “This has been a great opportunity for me as a Charlottean to get a taste of living, experiencing and understanding a bit more about India without leaving Charlotte.”

Don't miss out all the fun of the 24th Annual Festival of India! Activities include a yoga demo, a Henna tattoo, Saree demo and dancing on the street to pulsating Indian music beats. Activities for children include a free moon bounce and children’s art competition in addition to all the dancing and singing activities. A large food court 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.

At CityPark View South Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 11, 2018—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Belk Theater
130 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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