Cary Diwali Festival
Yatra: A Journey In TimeSaturday, October 15, 2016
Gates open at 10 a.m. Cultural programs begin at 11 a.m.
Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Free general admission | Parking $5 per car | Preferred seating available for a fee
Diwali is the most widely celebrated religious and cultural event in India and marks the victory of good over evil, light over dark, and the beginning of the New Year. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali encourages artistic expression through vibrant performances, unique exhibits, and colorful decorations.
The theme of Cary Diwali 2016 is Yatra: A Journey In Time. Unveiling yet another chapter in the celebation of India's rich heritage and culture, Cary Diwali 2016 promises to take you on an unforgettable journey. Join Hum Sub and the Town of Cary as we unfold a wondrous civilization that as is ancient as it is modern. Share in the intricacies of Indian dance forms, the exuberance of Indian music, the delectable Indian cuisine, the philosophy of Yoga, and the creativity of Indian textiles. Together, we will travel back in time.
Ms. Ila Arun will be the highlight performer for 2016. Ila Arun is a very popular National Award winner Indian folk singer, actress, and TV personality, whose unique voice and penchant for folk-fusion has earned her innumerable fans at home and abroad. Ms. Arun, who comes from the western royal Indian state of Rajasthan, is much-loved for her charismatic stage presence and her energetic performances that can rouse audiences to their feet in no time. Along with Ms. Ila Arun, we are also going to have Bollywood playback singers Anupam Amod, Sonika Sharma and Vijay Lakshmi.
Cary Diwali is presented by Hum Sub, Inc. and the Town of Cary.
Program Specialist – Historical & Cultural