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India Night '13


         Indian Student Association (ISA) continues to keep its promise to host Indian Festivals in Bozeman inviting the local community. Just like last year, ISA is organizing "India Night" to celebrate one of the most important festivals in India -the Diwali Festival. Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights". Imagine- the spectacle of the innumerable earthenware oil lamps lighting every corner of every house, every street and spiritual light in hearts of all involved... Yes Diwali certainly is one of the most spectacular festivals in India. ISA invites the Bozeman community to be part of this one night celebration of light and happiness on Sunday the 18th November.

         Diwali traditionally is a festival to celebrate a bunch of events together for a length of five days. Each day signifying either some mythical story, some family ritual or a new year. In these five days people from India and all Indians from all over the world engage in visiting their loved ones, neighbors exchanging gifts and delicious snacks and of course a lot of shopping. Throughout the five-day festival, small earthenware lamps filled with oil are lighted and placed in rows along the tops of temples and houses and set adrift on rivers and streams.

         The celebration of Diwali goes across borders of nations and populations. It transcends religious beliefs and makes Diwali a festival for all. The popularity of this festival is ever increasing and evidently in USA, with increasing Indian population, Diwali is assuming significant importance year after year. Diwali was first celebrated in the White House in 2003 and was given official status by the United States Congress in 2007. Barack Obama became the first president to personally attend Diwali at the White House in 2009.

ISA in Bozeman takes this opportunity to present a glimpse of India with Indian Food and Cultural Events.

What are we going to serve?

  • Chicken curry (Chicken baked with Indian spices).
  • Pulao (Rice cooked with vegetables).
  • Raita (Onions, Cucumber in salted yogurt).
  • Puris (Tortillas fried in oil).
  • Rasmalai (Traditional Indian baked ricota cheese soaked in milk syrup).
  • Lassi (Flavored yogurt-based drink ).
What are we going to present?
  • Bollywood Dance.
  • Musical Performance.
  • Presentation.
  • Skit.
Tickets will be sold in Diversity Awareness Office(406-994-5801) from November 13th till November 16th. We will also have an ISA booth to sell India Night tickets from 12-2pm on November 13th, 15th, 16th in SUB near AskUs Desk and on November 14th near Cat card office for $8 each. To get updates about India Night 2013 and also any future ISA events, like us on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/isabozeman.

Lets join hands together and make this a memorable evening.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to wear your Indian traditional clothes!

-- ISA --