Food, fireworks and dance at Tamil and Indian New Year
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Tamil and Indian New Year Celebrations are being held at Robelle Domain Parklands.
A spokesman for the Varnam Cultural Society, which has organised the event, said Chithirai Kalai Vizha was celebrated to mark the start of Tamil Month Chithirai which is also the Tamil Puthandu (New Year) celebrations.
He said Chithirai Kalai Vizha has attained immense growth and was now recognised as a leading event in Queensland since it first started in 2012.
"We have seen substantial increase in the number of attendees from 400 plus in the first three years,” the spokesman said.
"Our event also has great recognition outside Queensland with numerous performers from NSW, Victoria, New Zealand and India expressing interest in performing at the event.
"We are expecting over 2000 people to attend this event since we are doing it as a free event for the first time.
"There will be lot of entertainment for the whole family including cheap three for $10 fun rides that includes train rides, cup n saucer rides and jumping castles for the kids.”
On the day there will also be multicultural Tamil and Indian performances, and Indian martial arts presentation, multicultural food stalls and fireworks.
"Come and join us in celebrating Tamil and Indian New Year, learn a bit more about both these cultures, at the same time get your kids involved in fun activities and the joy of watching fireworks.”
Varnam Cultrual Society aims to pass on culture and skills to the younger generation.
At annual Chithirai Kalai Vizha (New Year) celebrations more than 350 new talents showcasing Indian culture have taken to the stage.
The Tamil and Indian New Year celebrations will be held at Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central on Saturday (April 28) from 4pm.