Today I am sharing with you a festival I attended recently! It was the Festival of India!
It was held in downtown Matthews, and it was a blast! I am so glad I was able to make it! When I arrived it was in the afternoon and there was already a sizable crowd gathered. Right away, I felt immersed in the culture.
There was Indian music blasting, dancers performing on stage, delicious smells from the food vendors, and beautiful/colorful sarees everywhere I looked!
There were tons!
One in particular was a Henna tattoo table set up, I really wanted to get one! Unfortunately, time did not permit, but they were gorgeous designs! And reasonable in price (roughly $3 to $12).
I also really enjoyed looking at the artwork on display. Much like the clothing, the artwork was full of color and featured many deities and animals. I saw several paintings of peacocks, which happen to be one of my favorite animal. After a little research I found that in Indian culture, peacocks symbolize 'wealth and grandeur.' In Hinduism, they also represent immortality and ressurection.
There were also different tables set up selling jewelry and clothing, all of which were beautifully made and full of bright colors and designs!
And the last thing I checked out was the food vendors! I LOVE Indian food! It is so incredibly flavorful! And unique flavors at that! I got the tandoori chicken -after much deliberation- I cannot even put into words how good it was! It was spicy but not too spicy, it had a curry flavor that I personally love, and it came with some kind of sauce, that also had a bit of a kick to it!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Festival of India! And I cannot wait to go back next year!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post as well!
See you Friday! =D