Food, entertainment, shopping available at Festival of India
Schoolcraft College and miindia.com will present Festival of India, an annual celebration by the Indian American community in Michigan, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. The Festival will be held in the DiPonio Room of the Vistatech Center on the campus of Schoolcraft College.
Festival of India offers an excellent opportunity to learn and experience the Indian culture. Food, entertainment and shopping (more than 40 booths from local businesses) will be among the activities of this family-friendly event, which is open to all. Admission and parking are free.
Late summer/early fall begins an important time for Indian people.
“The Indian festival season commences during the month of September and extends through the end of October,” said Anand Kumar, President of miindia.com, which has hosted Festival of India for over a decade. “During this holiday season, members of the Hindu community celebrate the holidays of Navratri, Dusherra and Diwali (Festival of Lights).
“Food, shopping and entertainment are a big part of these holidays. This is also a time for families and friends to meet and rejoice. The event features delicious Indian cuisine along with entertainment in the form of music and dance. Talented youth from the community enthrall the audience with their skills. It is also a destination for shopping for Indian fashion, jewelry and arts.”