May 6, 2017
The Las Vegas Sikh community hosts the Vaisakhi Melas (Indian Food and Cultural Festival.)
These festivals are open to public. These events cater to all age groups.
You do not have to plan a 8,400 miles trip to India, to see how a Vada might taste in the fluffy folds of a bun; just take a day off on this coming Saturday and swing by the festival.
“You will be amazed what we have done in the last few years! We have brought the India to you.”
Sikh culture is very inclusive. Founding principles of the religion include equality in race, religion, gender and national origin. This culture has broad appeal to Indian subcontinent people. It has a great influence over the food, dress and traditions of Indians at large and the people who have come to love Indian food and traditions.
Year over year, Indian Festival is able to increase its attendance. However, we believe that there is more can be done to reach out to people who have come to love Indian culture. Focus is particularly on new generation, who need a link to the past traditions, and culture. We believe engaging kids through arts programs not only keep them out of trouble, but also it helps bridge the gap between past and the future. They are the best hope to promote indigenous cultural traditions to folks beyond their own background.”
What’s on the menu?
Vada pao – vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra, consisting of a potato fritter in a bread bun. It originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now offered in stalls and restaurants throughout India.
Masala chai – a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses.
About the organizers
Gurdwara Baba Deep Singhji serves as a focal point for community gatherings- where Sikh culture thrives- folklores, fables, traditions and festivals provide a medium for sharing of Indian culture. People come together from different walks of life. Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh was incorporated in October 1998 to serve the needs of the people located in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas. More info
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater