OCTOBER 19, 2019
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Now in its fourth year, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church is pleased to welcome you to India Festival 2019. This year’s festival will have even more great:
Arts & Crafts
Games & Sports
Free Medical Camp
Come join us for a fun-filled day on Saturday, October 19, 2019
from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
India, a South Asian nation, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. In the 19th century, India came under the British East India Company and then transferred to being ruled under the British crown. Later in the 19th century, Mahatma Gandhi used nonviolent resistance during the emergent nationalist movement to lead the country to independence in 1947. Market based economic reforms in 1991 led India to become an industrialized nation after it was set on course as one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Today, the Indian economy is in the world’s top ten by nominal Gross Domestic Product, and in the top five by Purchasing Power Parity.
India has the second highest population in the world with over 1.2 billion people. India is also the world’s largest democracy. India has 29 states and 7 union territories, with each state having its own unique culture, language, food, art, craft, music, dance, etc. These cultures are connected by shared threads of history and tradition along with political, economic, social and religious features. Hence, the culture of India is really thousands of unique cultures that are composed of people with different faiths, languages, customs, traditions, art, dance, music, cuisine, etc. Here in the U.S., there are over 3 million Indian Americans. Atlanta is the 10th largest state for Indian Americans with close to 79,000 residents according to US Census data.
The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church is an Oriental Orthodox church centered in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It originates from the evangelical mission of the apostle, Saint Thomas, in the 1st century. It is headed by the autocephalous Catholicos of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan, Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II.
Indian food reflects the diversity and creativity of the Indian people and focuses on using many fresh and indigenous ingredients including a variety of spices that make it flavorful and memorable along with various cooking methods that include traditional as well as modern. Indians are known for both preserving their food traditions as well as incorporating the traditions brought by the influence of many cultural groups that arrived in India such as Arabs, Central Asians, Europeans, and Mughals.
Terry Thomas Memorial Trophy
Conducted by Voluteers from St. Marys Orthodox Church & GINA
Dr. Tina Thomas
Dr. Danny Eapen
Dr. Kandathil M. Mathew
Dr. Sushila M. Mathew
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