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Celebrate Indian Independence Day in Brisbane

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Yoga, henna tattoos and Bollywood dancing 'til you drop
Indian Independence Day Festival, Valley Malls, Chinatown Mall,
Join a Bollywood dance show in Chinatown Mall

On August 15, 1947, India gained independence from British rule and ever since then, August 15 is celebrated with an annual holiday in India. Brisbane's Chinatown Mall is hosting a colourful festival on August 17, 2013 to mark our own Indian Independence Day. Head along to see whirling saris, feast on Indian curries, sip authentic chai tea and maybe stock up on jingling metal bracelets at the markets.

Henna Tattoo, Indian Independence Day Festival, Valley Mall
Chaitali will decorate your hands with a free Henna Tattoo

Indian Independence Day Program, 2013:

There is a fantastic program of entertainment to keep you on your toes and feel like your on the Indian Subcontinent for the night.

5.00pm - 10.00pm - Free Henna Tattoos with Chaitali
5.00pm - 10.00pm - Indian Market Stalls
6.30pm - Saikat, Full Traditional Indian Classical Raga performance, with tanpura accompaniment.
7.00pm - Yoga Demonstration with Rodney Turpin, join the class to learn some basic standing postures and meditative balances.
7.30pm - Brisbane Babas Band, Bollywood and Bhangra song performed by this energetic group of musicians.
8.00pm - Bollywood Dharmaka, be entertained by this fun filled performance and learn some classic Bollywood moves and folk dances at the same time.
8.30pm - Groovai, Jazz with an Indian twist.
9.00pm - Brisbane Babas Band, more Bollywood and Bhangra songs as the festival atmosphere heats up.
9.30pm - Bollywood Dharmaka, dance the night away with this entertaining group of traditional Indian dancers.

Brisbane Babas Band, Indian Independence Festival, Valley Mall
Brisbane Babas Band live on stage

Head along for an authentic Indian cultural experience and wave the flag for India while you're at it.
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Why? Visit India without leaving Brisbane
When: August 17, 2013 - 5 -10pm
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Where: Chinatown Mall
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Is it 15 aug or 17 aug ?
by docs3 (score: 1|11) 2494 days ago
Just to confirm, the date for the Independence Day Festival in Brisbane is August 17, however the actual holiday is August 15 if you live in India.
by Lucy (score: 3|1157) 2494 days ago
The reason the reader asks is on the bottom of your email with the details it says WHEN: August 15,2013 5-10pm you may need to change this
by donna (score: 1|46) 2494 days ago
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