Community Garba festival returns to Brampton after three year break

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Published August 29, 2023 at 8:47 am

Photo: City of Brampton

The second-annual Community Garba is coming back to Brampton next month for a night of traditional dance, music and tastes of India.

The festival got its start in Brampton back in 2019 and will be returning in September after a hiatus now that community events are back on following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garba is a traditional dance that originated in India’s Gujarat region and is known for its lively, joyful style of dance, colourful clothing and energetic music as part of the nine-day Navratri festival, which is recognized by Hindu and Gujarati communities around the world.

The free night of music and performances in Brampton’s Gage Park is a chance to show off your dance moves as guests are invited to come dressed in their finest duds to make the most out of the immersive experience.

“We are excited to bring back this wonderful event that showcases the culture of some of our incredible residents,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a release. “I encourage everyone to get dressed in their best Garba attire and come out and experience what Garba is all about.”

Whether you’re an experienced dancer or new to Garba, the city says everyone is invited to enjoy the cultural celebration and take in the vibrant traditions of India.

The second-annual Brampton Community Garba runs on Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Gage Park. Admission is free, and to learn more about the event visit www.brampton.ca.

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