India Australia Friendship Fair 2008 – Experience India in Australia
Australia’s largest cultural display is about to hit Sydney again. The India Australia Friendship Fair (IAFF) is taking place on Sunday 10 August and will see Sydney Olympic Park come alive with camels, food stalls, Bollywood displays and much more. The fair is one of the largest gatherings of Indians outside of India, attracting over 25 000 Indian and non-Indian visitors.
The IAFF is held every year in August in recognition of Indian Independence Day, on August 15. The Fair aims to build social solidarity between India and Australia, and any profits from the Fair will go to aiding pensioners, new migrants and women in need.
Celebrities such as Tania Zaetta and the legendary Kamahl will be performing on stage alongside 70 other entertainers from India and Australia. Highlights include a sari fashion parade and a Bollywood Spectacular which will showcase the traditional dances from different regions of India.
Sydney Olympic Park will exude the pungent aroma of Indian spices as Sydney’s best Indian restaurants compete to feed the thousands. Indian cooking classes will be held all day to show visitors how to replicate the best in Indian cuisine.
There will be something for everyone with fireworks, camel rides and a chance to play Rugby and Cricket with some of Australia’s sporting greats.
The fair will end with a bang with a sunset fireworks display topping off a perfect day.
“This fair is a great opportunity to experience the diversity of new India. With India’s emergence as a mega-economy, it’s importa
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