Enjoy a taste of India at the MELA festival

By on August 17, 2016

The Indian American Fusion Group of Lancaster will once again host MELA on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 8 p.m., in Lititz Spring Park, 24 N. Broad St.

The festival is the brainchild of Satish Dwivedi, a resident of Lititz and an audio technician for Clair Brothers. The word mela in Sanskrit means, “to meet or gather.” It is also used synonymously with “fair.”

The Indian cultural festival features entertainers, merchants, a food court where authentic India dishes may be purchased, and a fine art demonstrations, with activities for guests of all ages.

Although the event is free, an RSVP is requested at iafglorg@gmail.com, with the number of individuals attending, in order to help the food vendors prepare for the day.

To learn more about the Indian American Fusion Group of Lancaster, and the MELA festival, visit iafgl.org.

 

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Artists will be demonstrating the art of henna tattooing and and rangoli — artwork using colorful flower petals, rice and other everyday materials — at the MELA festival, in Lititz Springs Park on Aug. 20.

Artists will be demonstrating the art of henna tattooing and and rangoli — artwork using colorful flower petals, rice and other everyday materials — at the MELA festival, in Lititz Springs Park on Aug. 20.

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