Folklorama

folk It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything on this blog and I’m determined to get back into the swing of things. With a recent move to Winnipeg and working more on my cooking blog, I’ve let things fall a little behind. The good news is that there’s tons of historical things to do in Winnipeg so I’ll do my best to fill you in.

I got here in time for Folklorama which is “the largest and longest running multicultural festival in the world.” Every summer the festival lasts two weeks and features different pavilions from a wide range of different countries across the world.

I went to the India pavilion last night for the 8:15pm show. The venue was in St. Boniface and was really busy. It cost $6 to enter and I can honestly say that it was the best $6 I’ve spent in a long time! There were booths selling different things, from henna tattoos to the dazzling costume jewellery that is associated with traditional Indian dress. The event also featured food for purchase from Charisma of India, an excellent Indian place I’d tried before and loved.

But the main draw was the Indian dancers. The show started at 8:15 and featured around 6 different dance acts that represented the dance from different regions in India. All the dances were amazing and the final dance, which seemed to be a flashy, more modern number, was just so cool. The dancers were covered in sequins and would throw glitter into the air for extra emphasis on the dance. Overall, it was incredible. I had a huge smile on my face then entire time.

I’m so excited to go to some more pavilions before Folklorama ends. I’m aiming to make it to Brazil and Italy (need to support my heritage!) and see if they can top what I saw at the India pavilion!

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