507. India Day Festival Sunday August 16, 2015

Copyright ©2015 Ruth Lor Malloy

Copyright ©2015 Ruth Lor Malloy

Ruth writes: People from different Indian states gather together to parade down Yonge Street in an informal parade. In Yonge-Dundas Square there will be music, speeches, and a market place.  For schedule, see below.

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11:45am   Flag Hoisting & Remarks.

12:30pm-1:30pm  India Day Parade

10am-11:30am Patriotic Songs

11:30am. Invocation Dance.  (Tepash Debnath – International Kathak Dancer from Kolkata)

2pm-5:30pm Cultural Performances

5:30pm-6pm Fashion Show

6:30pm-8pm. Shirsha Chakorborty (Winner of Voice Storm Shankar Mahadevan Realitiy Show accompanied by Live Mehboob Band)

10am-8pm. Food & Vendor Bazaar

For more information click on: http://www.panoramaindia.org/.

This is but one of many opportunities we have to enjoy Toronto’s diverse cultures for free or nearly-free. You can find  more by asking your neighbours about their cultural festivals and events. I learned about this one from Banu in my gym class. You can also find others in our previous year’s Calendar above which gives websites. Look in our Archives, and in https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com/2015/05/01/461-how-to-find-free-or-nearly-free-multicultural-events-in-toronto-2015/.  Subscribe to our Newsletter above.  Though they don’t give information about the smaller, but still interesting events, look up websites like: https://nowtoronto.com/search/event/all/#  and http://events.seetorontonow.com/.  Read the Toronto Star on Thursdays.  Have fun. Learn about your fellow Torontonians.


  1. Hi, do you have any additional photos from this event? My group, Nritya Arts, performed at the India Day festivities on August 16th, 2015 and we are waiting for some photos of the event to surface on social media!

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