India Festival of Portland
Jul 29, USA (SUN) The 11th Annual India Festival will be held in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, August 14th. Sponsored by the India Cultural Association, the event is expected to draw 6,000 visitors to enjoy all-day entertainment, educational and cultural booths, and foods from across the India diaspora.
This years Festival will be held at Pioneer Courthouse Square, in Downtown Portland. Visitors come from all over the West Coast to enjoy a line-up of talented performers, including Bharat Natyam and other dance, singing, and recitation. Admission is free. This festival gives the local community a glimpse of India and the subcontinent's arts, culture, spirituality, history and people.
HareKrsna.com will have a booth at the festival, promoting Krsna Conscious- ness, and Srila Prabhupada's preaching mission, distributing prasadam, and encouraging all to visit local temples and nama hatta programs in the area. We've also been given a time slot on the entertainment schedule to offer bhajans and lead the crowd in Krsna kirtana.
The India Cultural Association, (ICA) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, where it was founded nearly 25 years ago. ICA is dedicated to cultural activities concerning India. Portland and neighboring suburbs currently boast a thriving community of more than 10,000 Indians, primarily in high-tech, engineering, medical, teaching, research and healthcare professions. ICA was established in 1980 and is the only organization in the area that represents all Indians. For the majority of Indians living in this area, ICA is the only link connecting them back to their cultural roots.