We held a fantastic day of Indian colour, culture and tradition at our Mount Carmel Residential Care site on Tuesday 15 August to celebrate Indian Independence Day.
Indian and non-Indian staff treated the site to around 23 different indian delicacies, Indian hip hop dancing and sharing of information about India’s rich history.
And we could see the passion on full display with staff dressed in traditional Indian dresses, the Sari, with some staff coming in on their own personal time to enjoy the festivities.
Mount Carmel resident Joan Quimby said she thoroughly enjoyed the special afternoon.
“I thought it was just lovely, it was very nice dancing and it was a complete surprised but I loved every minute of it,” she said.
The day also included the playing of the Indian national anthem and sharing of information about Indian Independence Day and the country today.
The day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947.
India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people as of July 2012.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census revealed that 1.6% of South Australia’s population was born in India.