Parade in honour of Day of India in Manhattan: what you need to know
Author: Anna Kazakova
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This weekend, August 19, in Manhattan there will be a parade dedicated to the independence Day of India. The scale of the event ranked second in the world, second only to Delhi. All lovers of Indian culture, bollywood and curry is the last warning! You still have time to take part in the bright and extraordinary event in the heart of new York!
Since 1981, every August 15, in the Big Apple celebrated the Independence Day of India. In the heart of the city is the parade, which is supported by sponsors organised by Federation of India (FIA). It originated in 1970, and since then represents the interests of those living in new York Indians, numbering more than 500 thousand people. Try to come early: last three years, the parade gathers more than 180 thousand spectators, so it’ll be tight!
In 2018, the parade is held in the nearest to a date Sunday, that is August 19.
The parade starts on East 38th Street and moving toward Madison Av to 28th Street. The main are always the colors of the national flag of India: orange, green, and orange. Guests will not only see the colorful traditional outfits, but also be able to try national dishes and listen to traditional music of India.
A nice bonus — the fun doesn’t end after the parade! To 6 p.m. on 23rd Street and Madison Avenue cultural organizations and dance schools will hold master classes and performances.
The event will take place this weekend, on Sunday.
Date: 19 August 2018
Event time: from 12 PM to 6 PM
Location: Madison Ave. 38th St and East.
According to the FIA, in 2018 in the new York parade will involve 40 theme mobile scenes and will be attended by the representatives of the 26 specially invited organizations.
Participation is free of charge!
The procession will take one hour. Starts at 13: 00, all guests can plunge into the exotic atmosphere of this mysterious Asian country, the birthplace of yoga and Ayurveda.
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