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Garba Time: Festival Season Arrives in America

Garba Time: Festival Season Arrives in America

Women and young girls immerse Bathukamma on Durgashtami, two days before Dussehra in Fremont, Calif. Bathukamma is a colorful floral festival of Telangana and is celebrated by womenfolk with exotic flowers of the region. Top photo, Garba festivities hosted by the DFW Gujarati Samaj at the Frisco Flyers Volleyball Club in Frisco, Texas, Oct. 9. (Courtesy, digitalshaadi.com)
Indian Americans dance the traditional garba at a celebration hosted by the Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey (IACFNJ) at the South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, N.J., Oct. 16. More than 3,000 people attended the two-day event, organizers said. The famous group of Mahesh Mehta along with Bollywood Indi-pop singer duo Preety-Pinky and musicians of Entertainment Unlimited rocked the stage and dance floor with their old and new live singing of traditional garbas, dandiya and famous sanedo. 
Women and young girls celebrate Bathukamma, the colorful floral festival of Telangana, in Fremont, Calif., Oct. 16. 
Women and young girls celebrate Bathukamma, the colorful floral festival of Telangana, in Fremont, Calif., Oct. 16. 
Garba festivities hosted by the DFW Gujarati Samaj at the Frisco Flyers Volleyball Club in Frisco, Texas, Oct. 9. (Courtesy, digitalshaadi.com)
Indian Americans attend Diwali Mela at the Memorial Park in Cupertino, California, Oct. 16. Festivities include vendors, regional Indian cuisine, music, dance, a traditional Rangoli display, art and craft booths.
Indian Americans dance to traditional garb tunes at India Square in Jersey City, N.J., Oct. 16. 
AAPI Montclair and¬†the Montclair Art Museum hosted ‚ÄėLight Up Montclair,‚Äô on Oct. 16. The city‚Äôs first-ever public¬†Diwali¬†celebration, included family-friendly educational, cultural, and social activities to teach community members about¬†the festival of lights.¬†
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