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India Day


"Unity in diversity" - is highly applicable to India with its incredibly rich culture and heritage. The culture of India is one of the oldest and unique. From the ancient to the modern times, India has always been famous for its traditions and hospitality. Indians have the cultural diversity that are amazingly brought from different parts of the country. Almost every state has carved out its own cultural niche.

The cultural day called "India Day" is celebrated every year around August 15th commemorating the India's Independence Day. During India Day, more than 18 local regional Indian organizations come together under one umbrella to show case Indian culture and heritage and share the cultural diversity. With an extraordinary history and tradition, all the cultural programs describe the pedestal that India holds for its colorful and unique culture.

India Day is the biggest event of our community and attended by more than 2500 guests last year. It is almost a whole day event where guests are provided “Mela” type of atmosphere and guests get to taste variety of traditional Indian food and desserts.

Indian Association of Sacramento [IAS] provides good platform for young children and adults to show case their talents and also educate the beauty of India's culture to American friends and promote cultural harmony and unity. Last year, local news media has telecast this event. Several local politicians including Congressman Dr. Ami Bera were guests of honor last year. Indian Association of Sacramento was awarded Certificate of Congressional Recognition in celebration of India Day 2014 by Congressman Dr. Ami Bera’s office. We are expecting more than 3000 people this year. It is going to be Mega event of our town. So please join us to enjoy the culture, dances, food and to make new friends.