The Friends of India are planning to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the independence of India in a parade planned for Saturday.
The parade will be at the Henderson Convention Center along Water Street from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. A dinner and community program will follow the parade for members of the organization. Friends of India started in 1985 by Indians wanting to keep a connection to their home country and culture. It has grown as the Indian population has grown in southern Nevada.
This is the first parade the group has ever held. Traditional jhanki or floats will be part of the parade and so far 40 different floats are expected. The 15th of August is the actual day of independence but the group chose August 20 to celebrate it.