Namaste India! Is a celebration of India’s rich cultural heritage. The event will feature enthralling dance and music performances from different regions of India, as well booths that will provide delicious food and other merchandise. This family-oriented celebration will be held on August 26 from 5-9 pm at the iconic Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. Admission is free.
Namaste India! commemorates India's 72nd Independence Day. The event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the world’s largest democracy and the sixth largest global economy. The event will also provide glimpses of India’s ancient traditions and its hoary history.
A wide range of mouth-watering Indian delicacies will be available. There will also be provision of local treats.
A variety cultural program will feature Bollywood song-and-dance routines, folk dances, and classical dances. For example, one planned Indian folk dance is Bhangra, an energetic celebratory dance that originated in the fields of northern India.
We are also planning on Henna, a temporary tattoo that stains the surface of the skin with a reddish-brown vegetable dye. Rangoli, a traditional art of decorating courtyards and walls of Indian houses, will also be displayed. Along with these traditions of India, we are also expecting booths that will feature Indian clothes, jewelry and handicrafts.
Namaste India! is presented by India Cultural Association in cooperation with The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) www.icacinci.com