India day 2016 organized for the first time in Helsinki

/INS. Finnish-Indian Society, along with other regional associations in collaboration with Embassy of India to Finland and Estonia, are hosting the first ever India Day on Saturday June 11th, 2016 at Merikaapelihalli, Helsinki (Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki). India Day 2016 will provide a platform to showcase rich Indian culture, heritage and tourism to all communities and Finland residents. This event is suitable for all age groups.

The program of the event includes singing, Classical dances, Bollywood dances and Musical plays. Among the performers is Tuomas Kantelinen. Close to 100 artists will be on stage during India day. Regional associations and professional dancers from various dance schools in Finland will perform. The visitors can experience classical dance forms from nearly all the regions of India to reflect India’s diverse culture & traditions on stage.

India has a rich and varied textile heritage, where each region of India has its own native dress & traditional costumes. India day will include an Ethnic fashion show to showcase beautiful costumes from different states of India.

Childrens’ program includes art workshops where kids can practice the famous Madhubani sketching and coloring. Indian themed tents will showcase storytelling, theatre and puppet theatre programs by professional artists.

Several food stalls will offer a wide variety of Indian delicacies available from various regions of India.

Indian handicrafts, jewelry and spices will be on display and available to purchase. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit Ayurveda specialists and Henna tattoo artists.

The India Day 2016 venue Merikaapelihalli, Helsinki (Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki) has a capacity of more than 3000 persons.

Everyone interested in India, Indian Culture & Heritage, Indian Cuisine and Tourism is welcome to the event.

Registration is open, additional information about the India Day is available on our website : and FaceBook page:

Facts about India

India is a fascinating, diversified land of mystical dreams where about 7th portion of the world’s population lives. Besides fast growing nation in many fields India is also known for it’s richest heritage, culture and history. India is home to thousand year old ornately sculptured temples, the world famous Taj Mahal, modern skyscrapers as well as one of the biggest movie production industry. India contains an astonishing variety of geographical features from stretches of eternally frozen glaciers, deep rain-forests, fertile valleys, blistering deserts, and palm sprinkled silvery beaches. Known natural ways of healing like Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation are well known features of India


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