Every year, the Indian Sindhi Association of Madrid holds 5 main events at its premises:
- New Year
- Fun Fair Bazaar
Other than these events, several other private/religious/social events are organized as well. Click here to view the Event Flyers of this year.
Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. This festival celebrates new beginnings, the importance of good over evil and light over darkness. Our community in Madrid celebrates Diwali with such vibrant energy, making us feel at home. Its shining grandeur comes along with addicting Bollywood beats, numerous dance performances, celebrations with near and dear ones, and not to mention, some delicious mouth-watering Indian food. This year, Diwali is on November 7, 2018. We will celebrate the Children’s Diwali Ball on 3rd November and the Adult’s Diwali Ball on 9th November. More details will be posted shortly.
2. New Year
As midnight nears on Nochevieja (the last day of the year), the community unites together celebrating New Year’s in a traditional Spanish way: gathering in front of a television screen, ready to munch away on twelve green grapes. After the bells ring out four times consecutively, there is a slight pause and then begins a series of 12 chimes — one for each month. This is followed by screams of joy, “Feliz Año Nuevo / Happy New Year…” And of course, the night continues with amazing Bollywood music and not to mention, lots and lots of champagne.
A Hindu spring festival, also known as the Festival of Colors. A great opportunity for the community to meet and greet, with loads of colors, non-stop music, food, drinks and Holi delicacies. Click here to check out how Holi is celebrated at ISAOM, Madrid.
4. Fun Fair Bazaar
Craving some Indian street food such as Pani Puri? Sev Puri? Or how about some South Indian food such as Dosas and Idli? Or wait, how about some charcoaled grilled Tandoori Chicken, Kababs and some delicious Chicken Biryani and Curry Chicken? All your cravings can be fulfilled on this special day at the Cultural Centre, at our annual Fun Fair Bazaar. Along with delicious food, there are also great deals on clothes and Indian accessories. This afternoon is filled with loads of fun activities for the little ones and ofcourse, some soothing Indian tea, desserts and beautiful henna art. Check out videos from the past years:
A beautiful celebration in the honor of Goddess Durga. This festival is celebrated with the traditional folk dance from Gujarat, known as Dandiya Raas. The community joyously celebrates this occasion with such vibrant energy and beautiful traditional attire.