A colourful Affair at Durban Indian Day
A Sunday filled with festivities during the 2nd annual Durban Indian Day with more than a thousand locals in attendance.
The Indian Association of South Africa (IASA) hosted people from all over the world with music, food, dance, face painting, competitions, business expo, and cultural garments.
IASA spokesperson, Mohanraj Muthasamy, said the event is tied in with celebrations that also happen in India.
“The India day festival is celebrated around the world and it is called a unity day for all people and different races. The main purpose of this event is to create a bond between India and South Africa apart from the political bond that has been formed,” said Muthasamy.
In addition to historical education, the event also commemorated the fallen freedom fighters that fought for freedom both in India and South Africa.
One of the exhibitors Orlena Munisamy said such festivals are exciting as they get a chance to promote their businesses.
“Companies get exposure and more customers beside fun and activities held in festivals,” said Munisamy.
The expo also hosted a raffle where four lucky participants won a trip to India.
Event organizers promised another festival next year for families.