India Fest 2023 & Diwali set Dublin alive

by Alison O'Hanlon
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India Fest 2023

Dublin was set alive with the vibrant colours, flavours, and rhythms of India as the much-anticipated India Fest & Diwali Celebrations took over Leopardstown Racecourse.  

A spectacular experience for both Indian and non-Indian culture enthusiasts, the venue transformed into a cultural haven, featuring an array of activities showcasing the rich tapestry of India. 

With over 500 artists gracing the stage, it was a a visual feast as the event showed off India’s diverse cultural heritage. From traditional dances like Bharatanatyam and Rajasthani folk to contemporary performances by Bollywood dance schools.

The festival extended beyond the stage, offering thrilling carnival rides, cricket matches, archery, and various art workshops. Yoga enthusiasts partook in enriching workshops, while fun games and captivating art sessions will keep everyone engaged. 

Visitors were treated to tantalising delights, savouring the diverse flavours of Indian cuisine. From regional specialties to popular street food, the festival promises a culinary journey that mirrors the country’s gastronomic diversity.

Top live musical bands from diverse groups kept the energy high throughout the day. From Shamrock Bhangra Blast to Dharmendra Bollywood Dance School Ireland, the musical line up promises to be an unforgettable experience.

India Fest is a beautiful celebration by Indians who have made Ireland their home through the years, celebrating the rich heritage, tradition, diversity and culture of India.

India Fest 2023 & Diwali, Ireland’s grandest celebration of diversity was  hosted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Photos by Peter Cavanagh

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