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Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration - A Cross-Cultural Experience of India

Presented by Strategic Community Alliance, Inc. at Citizens' Circle, Ocala FL

Nov 19 2023
Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration - A Cross-Cultural Experience of India

Ocala’s first-ever community-wide celebration of Indian culture with Indian dances, music, food, fashion show, henna, and more. Opportunities for the audience to dance along. It is a Free Event. Everyone is Invited!

Strategic Community Alliance, Inc. (SCA) presents the Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration at Citizens’ Circle in Downtown Ocala on November 19, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., a day of fun and entertainment for families. You cannot afford to miss Marion County’s first-ever historical event that will engage the entire community in an immersive, multi-sensory, enriching experience of the diverse and vibrant Indian culture.

Diwali, often called the festival of lights, is celebrated widely and observed as a national holiday in several parts of the world, similar to America’s Christmas celebration. Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration, designed to foster mutual respect and unity, will highlight similarities and parallels between the Indian and American cultures. This event will show how much we all have in common to celebrate and bring our community together – our curiosity and our love for food, dance, music, fellowship, and knowledge.

One of the highlights of this event is Indian Bollywood, folk, classical, and popular dance and music performances by 40 individuals from our communities, with opportunities for the audience to dance and sing along. The “Saree Experience” with women modeling sarees draped on them by women from various parts of India and the Indian Fashion Show with men, women, and youth modeling traditional Indian attires generously provided by Laajavaab Boutique (Orlando) will amaze you with the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, exquisite fabrics and elegant ... view more »

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs to sit and enjoy the program.

Email: shenimeghani@yahoo.com

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

11:30am – 6:00pm – Event open to the public;   12:30pm – 1:00pmOpening Ceremony;   1:00pm – 1:30pmIndian Cultural Performances;   1:30pm – 1:45pm – Garba Dance Along;   1:45pm – 2:30pm – India Trivia Quiz;   2:00pm – 5:00pmFree Face Painting for Children;   2:30 pm – 3:00 pmIndian Cultural Performances, Bollywood and Garba Dance Along;   3:00pm – 3:45pmSaree Experience;   3:45pm – 4:00pmGarba Dance Along;   4:00pm – 4:30pm – Indian Cultural Performances and Bollywood Dance Along;   5:00pm – 5:45pmIndian Fashion Show;   5:45pm – 6:00pmClosing Ceremony

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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  • Indian Dances and Music

LOCATION

Citizens' Circle

SE Osceola Avenue, Downtown Ocala, Ocala, FL 34476