India is a land of festivals and CELEBRATIONS. ICC hosts five flagship celebration events each year.  Come experience India with ICC.  

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HOLI 

In India, Holi marks the winter wheat harvest and the beginning of spring.  Holi lasts for a day and a night.  The night before Holi, bonfires are lit symbolizing good triumphing over evil.  The next day, all of India joins in a joyous celebration of rejoicing by throwing colors.  The vibrancy of colors unites people and brings positivity into our lives.

Holi is the most fun celebration. ICC has a tentative date for  2022 HoliFest of May 14 (rain date May 15) at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.  

Scroll through the photos from the 2021 Family Holi Parties and ICC's first HoliFest at the Second Congregational Church in March 2019.

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KITE FLYING FESTIVAL

Kite flying came to India thousands of years ago. In January, the largest International Kite Festival takes place in Gujarat. Thousands of kites fill the skies to celebrate the end of winter.  

In April, 7,500 miles west of Gujarat, ICC celebrates spring with the Annual Kite Flying Festival.  Kids young and old fill the Connecticut skies with kites of all shapes and sizes.  ICC brings 150 kites to the festival and will host a patang, or fighter kite, demonstration.  Award ribbons are given to all high fliers.  The town has music, the food concession is open and there are tables for families who want to BYO lunches. 

Greenwich Point

7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich

FREE.  No beach pass required. 

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INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC

Kite flying came to India thousands of years ago. In January, the largest International Kite Festival takes place in Gujarat. Thousands of kites fill the skies to celebrate the end of winter.  

In April, 7,500 miles west of Gujarat, ICC celebrates spring with the Annual Kite Flying Festival.  Kids young and old fill the Connecticut skies with kites of all shapes and sizes.  ICC brings 150 kites to the festival and will host a patang, or fighter kite, demonstration.  Award ribbons are given to all high fliers.  The town has music, the food concession is open and there are tables for families who want to BYO lunches. 

Greenwich Point

7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich

FREE.  No beach pass required. 

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DIWALI

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. It is celebrated with fireworks, diyas (candles), present exchange, mithai (sweets), and family and friend gatherings.  

In 2021, Diwali is November 4. ICC will host its Ninth Annual Gala at the Stamford Hilton on Saturday, October 30. The gala is the largest Diwali celebration in the area.

 

In addition, ICC and Kulture Khazana will co-sponsor a cultural program with Ferguson Library in Stamford at the Ferguson auditorium.  ICC children will perform a Diwali play written by Akruti Babaria of Kulture Khazana for this special event.  

 

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ICC GALA BENEFIT​ 
A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT

ICC hosts its annual fundraiser to coincide with Diwali and invites the community to participate in a "Celebration of Light".  

ICC's Ninth Annual Gala will be October 30, at the Hilton Stamford Hotel.  Diwali is November 4, 2021.  Learn more and purchase tickets  

 

Guests will be required to show proof of vaccination at gala check-in.

Scroll through the photos from past year galas below.

 

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