Experience The Warmth Of Indian Hospitality At IHC’s Indian New Year Open House!



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The event will feature the theme ‚Äúhospitality‚ÄĚ with an exciting line-up of immersive dining experiences, craft workshops and performances.

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre (IHC)
Date: 13 to 14 Apr 2024
Time: Various timings
Fee: Free & Ticketed

Indian New Year Open House At Indian Heritage Centre (IHC)

Soak in the festive atmosphere of the Indian New Year at the Indian Heritage Centre‚Äôs (IHC) Indian New Year Open House! Celebrated by various Indian sub-communities in Singapore, the Indian New Year traditionally symbolises a fresh beginning with the start of the agricultural cycle. This year, the Open House will take place on 13 and 14 April 2024, and will feature the theme ‚Äúhospitality‚ÄĚ with an exciting line-up of immersive dining experiences, craft workshops and performances that warmly invite visitors to experience the traditions and practices of the Indian New Year.

Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to:

Free Programmes

Free Drop-In Craft Activities

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L1 Lobby
Date: 13 & 14 Apr 2024
Time: 10am to 5pm
Fee: Free Admission

Start the Indian New Year with hands-on craft activities at the Indian Heritage Centre! Visitors can unleash their creativity with kolam (decorative art) badge making and thoranam (hanging decorations) tying, and bring their mini-crafts home for display.

This programme is suitable for participants of all ages.

Free Henna

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L1 Lobby
Date: 13 & 14 Apr 2024
Time: 12.30pm to 2pm
Fee: Free Admission

Get stunning Henna designs done by Henna artists, free of charge!

This programme is suitable for participants of all ages.

Live Outdoor Performances

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, Facade
Date: 13 & 14 Apr 2024
Time: 10.30am to 12pm

Catch dazzling dance performances from different dance groups!

This programme is suitable for participants of all ages. 

Free Vadai and Chai

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L1 Lobby
Date: 13 & 14 Apr 2024
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Savour the festival’s delectable dishes with complimentary vadai (savoury fried snacks) and chai for all to enjoy!

Ticketed Programmes

Signature Banana Leaf Rice Etiquette Workshop

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L2 Activity Room
Date: 14 Apr 2024
Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Fee: $25 | Register here 

Discover the art of South Indian dining at our signature banana leaf rice etiquette workshop. Learn hand washing rituals, the significance of dishes and cultural intricacies, along with proper meal enjoyment techniques. Join us for an enriching experience that celebrates food, culture, and community this new year.

This programme is suitable for participants aged 16 and above.

Malayalee Sadya Meal Experience

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L2 Activity Room
Date: 13 Apr 2024
Time: 11am to 12.30pm | 3pm to 4.30pm
Fee: $25 | Register here 

Experience Malayalee cuisine with our sumptuous Sadya meal workshop, featuring a traditional vegetarian feast! Led by our facilitators, explore the flavours and gain insight into the significance of each of the 20-30 dishes served within this iconic culinary tradition.

This programme is suitable for participants aged 16 and above.

Kerala Mural Art Masterclass

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L2 Seminar Room (IHC Office)
Date: 13 & 14 Apr 2024
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Fee: $15 | Register here 

Join us for a unique art painting workshop led by renowned visiting artist Manikandan Punnakkal, direct from Kerala! Participants will have the opportunity to learn the ancient art of Kerala mural painting, characterised by its intricate details, vibrant colours, and depiction of mythological themes. Create your own canvas masterpiece to take home and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this traditional art form.

This programme is suitable for participants aged 16 and above.

Pichwai Art on Plates ‚Äď Painting Workshop

Photo Credits: Indian Heritage Centre

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, L2 Activity Room
Date: 14 Apr 2024
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $10 | Register here 

Pichwai is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago, in the town of Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Intricate and visually stunning, Pichwai paintings traditionally depict tales of Lord Kishna. In this workshop, you will be making your own Pichwai artwork on a wooden plate under the guidance of an expert. What better way to usher in the spirit of Indian New Year than by creating your own Pichwai masterpiece!

This programme is suitable for participants aged 16 and above.



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