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BIRMINGHAM (June 29, 2012)- If you have ever wanted to watch a Russian Scarf Dance, sample Middle Eastern sweets, receive a henna tattoo or learn more about central Alabama’s diverse culture, then this year’s International Day celebration is the event for you.
The annual event is presented by the Indian Cultural Association of Birmingham (ICAB) and will be held at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The function is free and open to the public.
“We always choose a cause and extend our cultural events to other communities and to anyone who wants to participate,” Sunil Sane, president of ICAB, said. “It is about enjoying the world.”
This year’s theme is children’s welfare, with all proceeds benefitting ill and injured children treated at Children’s of Alabama.
Those attending will enjoy dance performances, a Zumba fitness class, foods from around the world and a chance to browse exotic offerings of vendors. The cultures and countries represented include India, China, Mexico, Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, the Middle East and more.
ICAB strives to create awareness of different cultures around the world and has celebrated International Day for the past four years. For more information, visit http://www.icabal.org/pages/membershipdrive.aspx or call Sunil Sane at (256) 822-8224.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central and north Alabama. Last year, families made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past three years by US News & world Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.