Type: Event
Date: Mon, 2013/01/07 (All day)
Category: Festival


In 1985 elephants walked down the Trocadero Alley in Paris across the Eiffel Tower signaling the beginning of an enchanting mela replete with dance, music, and food heralding the Festival of India in France. This cultural exchange left an indelible impression in the minds of people.

In 1989 French artists recreated this magic, this time in Mumbai and people came in droves to watch the spectacular fireworks that lit up Marine Drive.

A quiet two decades later the Festival of France in India, Bonjour India came back with a bang. In December 2009, giving a new boost to Indo –French relations, an ambitious festival grand in scale and reach, travelled to 18 cities in India. The three month long roller coaster ride added dance, music, literature, sciences, new circus, design, exhibitions, opera, architecture, economic meets and more along the way to encompass the entire red violet notions of a larger spectrum representative of the scale and grandeur of exchanges between the two countries. The best of French trends came to India and as is always with India, they were enriched and spiced up with Indian flavors yielding a heady palette of collaborative projects. Namaste France, Festival of India in France soon followed in Paris and again it is time to repeat the second edition of the Bonjour India festival in 2013.

Riding the wave of success of the first edition of Bonjour India, the Institut Français en Inde and the French Embassy in India, in association with the Alliance Française India network and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, are all set to unveil the second edition of the festival from January to April 2013.

From Jaipur to Kolkata, Delhi to Trivandrum, via Mumbai, Chandigarh, Nasik and several others, a total of sixteen cities will play host to over a hundred outstanding cultural events : art, literature, cinema, education, sports, architecture, fashion, photography, performing arts.
France wishes you a happy festive season and says,

Bonjour India! 

For more details : www.bonjour-india.in