Celebrating the Indian Ethnicities at Charlotte’s Festival of India


Festival of India Charlotte – 2017

With an expectant crowd of more than 20,000 people, one of United States’ biggest gathering to celebrate Indianess, the 23rd edition of Festival of India will be celebrated on September 9 & 10, 2017 at Charlotte’s Centre City. Organized by the Indian Association of Charlotte, the festivity is organised from past 23 years to create cultural understanding, communal harmony and celebrate the Indian culture with the American communities.


The two day commemoration includes dance performances, ethnic visual art and handicraft showcase, lip-smacking Indian delicacies for attendees, yoga activities, theatrical performances on Indian culture, Indian textile flee market, documentary on the Indian migrants residing in Charlotte and book launch of Across the Threshold by Martha Strawn following with a lecture describing the old traditions practised by Indian women.


The event is organised in association with various American institutions which supported the organisers financially as well as morally for making this life-sized event a merriment possibility. The event is an amalgamation of art, culture, literature, heritage, communities and concordance altogether and to honour this initiative the honourable Mayor will declare September 9 as ‘India Day’ in Charlotte soon.

Image source: India Association of Charlotte – Festival of India

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