Cultural fusion in chocolate
Vrindavan, a Dutch Sweetness Development company, brings you Hindi chocolate letters made from the finest Belgian chocolate. Hindi is the official language of India.
We introduce our Hindi chocolate letters for Diwali (celebrated by all Indian Diaspora worldwide) which this year is on October the 26th and for the annual Sinterklaas (Child's Day) held on December 5th in the Netherlands, Suriname, The Dutch Antilles and a lot of other places in the world.
Haagse India Maand
In the month of October 2011 the event Haagse India Maand will take place.
A month long you can enjoy and experience the Indian culture in The Hague at over 13 different locations. From dance, music, plays, film, visual arts, readings, workshops and much more.
The Haagse India Maand is the initiative of Kosmopolis Den Haag, Korzo and the Sarnamihuis.
Where Vrindavan is the figurehead with our Hindi chocolate letters.
Visit their site at www.haagseindiamaand.nl
On the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 13th of August we are present at the Afrikaander markt in Rotterdam Zuid. We will not only bring you Hindi chocolate letters but much more entertainment. At the Indian lounge you can lunch with fresh Indian dishes but also take a quick bite in freshly baked pakoras. Our Chai stand will serve fresh massala chai. And our Rakhi wallah and Choco babba will be there to stir things up.
Looking for unique Rakhi threads? Then the Afrikaander markt will be the place to be as we have locally produced Rakhi threads. For retail location please click here.
Rakshabandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana by giving a Rakhi, a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection, from a sister for her brother. This Rakhi thread on the wrist of the brother is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. On this day, sisters pray for long life of their brothers and ask God to bless them with his blessings. Brothers, in turn, give them enticing Rakhi gifts and promise to care for his sister.
The festival of Rakhi has taken a broader significance worldwide as it spreads harmony and brings together the family members. The festival also has a broader social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.
Rakhi wallah and Choco Babba
They are our traditional Indian salesman bringing chocolate letters, Rakhi threads and entertaining bystanders.
Together with Choco raja and the Chocolate Mahal you will find them on the streets and on events near you.
Sinterklaas is coming from India this year
Sinterklaas is a lively tradition in The Netherlands. Every year Sinterklaas comes from Spain to Holland to spread sweets and presents. This year Sinterklaas took the boat during the Holidays to India and went shopping.
Widened his horizon, refreshed his mind and ideas, he decided to go international.
So this year Sinterklaas will bring Hindi chocolate letters and so participate in a more reasonable and sustainable world. Wonder if Sinterklaas will get a Rakhi thread next year?
The word "Diwali" is a variation of the Sanskrit word "Deepavali" which means a continuous line of lamps" Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king Diwali is celebrated across the world as the "Festival of Light," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being . The festival is traditionally celebrated with activities like bursting crackers, lighting rows of candles and diyas around individual homes, holding dazzling fireworks display and igniting colorful sparklers.