On Saturday 3rd November 2018, the City Square (Stadsplein) of Amstelveen will be transformed into a colorful Indian festival area where we will celebrate the India Diwali Festival. The festival is welcome to all where young and old can enjoy (free of charge) a festive programme. During this day visitors can learn about many Indian customs combined with a Dutch flavour.
At the India Diwali Festival one can enjoy a wonderful non-stop stage programme, with a variety of professional dance and musical performances.
Diwali is the festival of lights, celebrating good over bad, light over darkness. As the winter time settles in, the Diwali Festival is the ideal celebration to illuminate the City Square and bring friends and families together.
Experience the diversity and beauty of India with your friends and family at the festival. Let your senses take over as you watch dazzling performances on stage and enjoy the taste from the corners of India. The beats of the drums and music can be heard echoing through the air and will take over you. Families, friends and strangers come together to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali.
Start the journey of Indian arts with traditional and cultural performances as you slowly make your way through India exploring the folk dances from various regions. At the end of the day you will end up with a mix of fusion beats, hip hop dances and twisted with a bit of South and North Indian songs.
There are number of activities for you and the family to enjoy including a photobooth, henna stall, kids activities corner, where the little ones will be guided in making all kinds of India related arts and crafts.
Visiting this event will also be a culinary journey! The most recommended Indian restaurants from Amsterdam, Amstelveen and the area will be serving mouthwatering dishes from every region in India. Even just the food is reason enough to join us at the festival.
At the special market booths you will also be able to purchase beautiful Indian shawls, jewellery, Indian sweets etc. etc.
The event will take place in a huge tent on the City Square. Therefor the weather cannot be your excuse for not joining in!
At 19:00 the event will be closed with an AMAZING FIREWORKS show!!!!!