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Namaste Village: Indian Culture Festival in Norwich


An Indian restaurant in Norwich is set to host a festival this Sunday celebrating traditional dance and the power of women.

The Vegetarian restaurant in the village of Namaste, based at 131-139 Queens Road, will host a celebration night as part of the Navratri Festival at the Willow Center on Sunday, October 3.

The evening will allow guests to experience a unique celebration and take part in the traditional dance originating from the Indian state of Gujart called Garba.

Men, women and children form a circle and dance around a lamp that represents the divinity of women or a womb.

The Navratri festival is expected to last nine days – highlighting life and femininity as the bearer of life.

The festival begins with Indian festivities before ending with Dussehra on the tenth day.

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One of the directors of Namaste village, Ketan Vaghasiya, said the festival aims to bring people together.

“People from all walks of life can come together for this special celebration,” he said.

From left to right: Mr. Ketan Vaghasiya (business owner), Sylwia (Lady), Kalpesh Patel and Vijaykumar Jetani (business owner).
– Credit: Namaste Village Norwich

“We want to celebrate the power of women and each day will be a different celebration through the Garba dances.”

In 2019, the restaurant welcomed 100 people to the festival.

After a year of interruption due to Covid-19, the Navratri festival is back and ready to welcome even more people.

“It’s great for the local people to experience such a cultural event,” he said. “The Norfolk and Norwich Indian Society has been hosting events for over 40 years so it’s nothing new but it’s so important.

“We have the capacity to accommodate 220 people and we are looking forward to it.

Namaste Village Restaurant has two restaurants in Norwich, each offering a different type of dining experience.

The event will start at 4 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. It will provide unlimited food and free parking for customers.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and guests can purchase them using this connect.


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