Brampton to host first-ever Garba festival soon


Brampton will be hosting its first-ever Garba festival very soon!

For those of you who are unaware, Garba celebrations feature traditional dance, music and Gujarati food, as part of the nine-day Navratri festival, which is recognized by Hindu and Gujrati communities around the world.

"Mayor Brown and members of council invite everyone to take part in the City of Brampton's first-ever Garba," states the city on the event's page. "Bring your friends and family to enjoy amazing live music, dancing, speeches and aarti (prayer ceremony)."

While admission is free, attendees must purchase food and beverages at the events. The city also asks residents to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected for Knights Table, Seva Food Bank and Ste. Louise Outreach.

The unique event will be held at the CAA Centre, located at 7575 Kennedy Road South, on October 18.

Doors open at 6 p.m though the event officially starts at 7:30 p.m and ends at 11 p.m.

Residents are advised to arrive early to avoid any disappointment. Space is limited to only 4,000 people while only 1,200 guests are allowed on the dance floor at any given time.

This event is part of Brampton's Community Recognition Program, a series of cultural celebrations that the city has hosted throughout the year to honour Brampton's diversity.

"These events are a great opportunity for residents to learn about other cultures and get to know the many communities that make up our city," writes staff on the event's page.

Will you be attending Brampton's first Garba festival?

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