A popular Indian festival is all set to light up the lanes of Liverpool, returning after a hiatus of six years. The Starry Sari Night festival will be organised by the Liverpool City Council, commencing in early spring. The festival will portray the beauty of Indian culture featuring local businesses of Indian background, fashion shows, live performances, and an abundance of cuisines.
The Starry Sari Night Festival established its popularity due to the representation of diverse and extravagant cultures of the Indian subcontinent. The festival will also celebrate the opening up of markets once again and is expected to draw a large crowd.
Radhika Kumar, Starry Sari Night organiser expressed her excitement about the return of the beloved festival and highlighted the substantial impact of the pandemic on the Liverpool Community.
“It is quite nostalgic for the Starry Sari Night festival to return to the Liverpool community after almost six years. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but now is the time to look toward the future,” said Kumar
“With a vibrant culture influenced by traditional cuisine, spirituality, architecture, and art, we have a growing love for the Indian culture and this festival especially allows for everyone to discover its regional variations at our own doorstep.”
The Starry Sari Night Festival aims to introduce the wider Australian community to the vitality, friendliness, and inclusion of Indian customs. The festival is set to celebrate and savour the joys of community and paint Liverpool with the colours of Indian culture.
“The pandemic made us rely only on our loyal customer base and deliveries. This event will attract food lovers from all across Sydney, giving us an entirely new customer base, “ festival stall holder Manoj Prasad said.
”On these occasions, people from different backgrounds who are connected by a common culture are brought together, which promotes a feeling of community and solidarity, creating a bittersweet experience,” Radhika Kumar said.
The Starry Sari Nights festival will run from September 22nd to September 24th at Macquarie Mall in Liverpool.