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Thursday, October 27, 2016


The yearly celebration of Indian culture, the Annual Eastern Extravaganza, will once again be hosted at the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg, taking place this year on November 5, 2016.

One of the festival’s aims is to honour the Indian culture through a display of different arts, talent and professional entertainment. This festival will also celebrate the end of Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights.

The Annual Eastern Extravaganza, currently in its 13th year, offers a variety of family orientated entertainment. This includes appearances by celebrated local artists, authentic dance groups, as well as a variety of aromatic Indian cuisines, crafts and cultural stalls.

“We are truly honoured to once again host the Annual Eastern Extravaganza at our venue. We have seen an increase in attendance every year, with a crowd of 7,000 attending in 2010, doubling up to 14,000 last year. We are eager to see how many South Africans will be joining in the celebrations this year,” says Moonyean Smit, Golden Horse Casino Marketing Manager.

The event also gives a platform for local charities to make their presence known. On the day, the local CANSA association branch will host a Spray-a-thon to create awareness around their cause.

The Annual Eastern Extravaganza will be hosted at The Golden Horse Casino’s Grandstands at 45 New England Road in Pietermaritzburg, and entrance is free.