Ananda Mela, Joyful Festival of India, returns to Redmond
Redmond City Hall will host the 10th annual Ananda Mela (Joyful Festival of India) July 27-28. This year, the event will have a series of workshops and special presentations on the theme of “Live Healthy, Be Happy.”
The free festival, suitable for all ages, will be held from noon to 9 p.m. both days, under the title sponsorship of Singapore Airlines and grants from Experience Redmond and 4Culture.
Ananda Mela is the biggest festival of Indian art and culture in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest cultural festival in Redmond. It is organized by the Vedic Cultural Center (VCC) of Sammamish under contract from the city of Redmond.
“We are exhilarated to offer the 10th edition of Ananda Mela in Redmond,” Ananda Mela’s president Harry Terhanian said. “The festival has evolved into an effective community builder under the rich theme of Indian art and culture.”