India is a land of festivals and CELEBRATIONS. ICC brings the excitement and experience of three celebrations to Fairfield and Westchester each year.

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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 lives.

Holi is the most fun celebration. ICC is planning HoliFest for the spring of 2022.  Check back for news.

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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DIWALI

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights which 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 is planning a gala celebration at the Stamford Hilton on Saturday, October 30. A party for kids will be planned to also coincide with Diwali.  

ICC wishes everyone Happy Diwali!

 

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GALA BENEFIT

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

In 2021, ICC has scheduled its benefit gala for Saturday, October 30 at the Stamford Hilton Hotel.  Diwali is November 4, 2021.

Scroll through the photos from ICC's 2019 Gala.

 

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2018 Photos