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Teeyan unites culture, community

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The former cultures and traditions of immigrants have a natural tendency to phase out slowly among later U.S.-born generations. For those who wish to hold onto their heritage, keeping such ethnic roots alive can be a labor of love.

That’s why, for the third year in a row, more than 100 attended the Indian traditional Teeyan on Saturday, coming from all over the Central Valley to Lions Town and Country Park.

According to organizers Pam Grewal and Tajinder Chahal, Teeyan is a gathering where women of Indian, Pakistani, Fiji and other backgrounds participates in a gala-type celebration filled with cultural dancing, food and accessories.

For Grewal, one of the main purposes of the event is keep this Indian tradition alive in Madera and allow the younger generation of girls to get a first-hand look of what it means to fully celebrate and embrace your culture...


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