Cary, NC — You won’t want to miss Cary Diwali at Booth Amphitheatre this weekend. This 15-year tradition has become one of Cary’s most distinct and recognized events for a reason.
Cary Diwali – This Weekend
Fireworks, handicrafts, cuisine and beverages, henna tattoos and striking dances by talented young performers will all make up Cary Diwali this Saturday at Booth Amphitheatre.
Hum Sub, a small non-profit organization, established Cary Diwali in 2001 as a signature event. The festival has been held in Cary since its inception, but people from all over the Triangle and beyond look forward to it each year, and the now 15 year-old festival keeps growing.
Mamta Bisarya of Hum Sub told me more about Diwali and what we can expect this weekend.
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
This year’s theme is Mahotsav – a resplendent grand celebration.
A Grand Celebration
Cary Diwali attendees come from all walks of life, cultures and traditions. This is an open event for all where people can learn about Indian art, music, dance, food and traditions while witnessing both new and old generations collaborating to celebrate India.
At Diwali, you can enjoy the display of culture in forms of dance and music and experience richness of colors as you shop for ethnic clothes and colorful bangles. You can savor some of the most delectable foods from India and take home a beautiful handicraft souvenir.
Entertainment & Food
Indian Classical and folk dances will be on the main stage with vendor stands throughout the venue. You’ll be able to try foods from different regions of India and beverages like Indian chai and mango lassi. This year, Cary Diwali is featuring Kavita Krishnamurti, a renowned and talented playback singer of Bollywood, for the evening highlight performance at 6:15 pm.
Other performers will include Shurjo Bhattacharya and Ambi Subramanium, who has been performing on stage since age seven. He is a Fusion performer, an orchestral soloist and has been hailed as the “The new king of Indian classical violin” by The Times of India.
You can also enjoy many dance performances by talented kids and adults of all ages before the night concludes with roaring, brilliant and colorful fireworks at 8:30 pm.
Cary Diwali 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015; 10 am-9 pm
Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary
The event is free. Parking will be $5.
Story contributed by Mamta Bisarya. Photos from Hum Sub.
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