TORONTO, July 14, 2012 – Over forty thousand people flocked to Toronto’s picturesque Centre Island to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Festival of India. The annual celebration of Indian tradition enthralled visitors with two days of food, live music, and culture.

Spiritual and political leaders welcomed happy crowds as an elaborate parade floated down Yonge Street and overwater to the Centre Island opening ceremony. “We must continue to encourage celebrations like the Festival of India that let us openly enjoy our culture and share it with the world,” remarked Conservative Senator Asha Seth in her welcoming speech.

The past four decades have witnessed the Festival of India blossom into one of the most dazzling events on Toronto’s summer calendar. The success of the festival is a sign of the growing importance of the indo-Canadian community. Furthermore, the festival showcases dozens of small businesses and community resources available to all Canadians.

The Festival of India is celebrated every summer and is collaboration by many public and private community partners such as ISKCON Toronto and Global Toronto.

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Raul Romero
Senator Asha Seth’s Office

(613) 797-1176