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Tamil Fest 2016 ** Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Tamil Fest 2016 ** Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tamil Fest, which celebrates the richness and diversity of Tamil Canadian arts, culture, cuisine, and entertainment, will be kicking off with an opening ceremony on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5 PM in Scarborough. The three-day festival runs from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2016.

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Markham Road will be closed between McNicoll avenue and Passmore avenue for TAMIL FEST from Friday August 26th 10 am to Sunday August 28th midnight.

Hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress, the festival will showcase local artists, musicians, chefs, and performers from across the world.

Vendors will start selling at 5 PM on Friday till 11 PM.

On Saturday the selling time is 12 PM to 11 PM.

On Sunday the selling time is 11 AM to 7 PM


Entertaining activities for all ages will be present. Explore the variety of Tamil cuisine with over 20 food vendors and be sure to stop at our amazing vendor booths that highlight and extol the Tamil culture.

Our entertaining acts will highlight the amazing local Tamil talent that exists in Toronto and abroad. Entertaining acts will fill our main stage throughout the duration of the festival.

Amusement rides and a dedicated youth and children zone will have interactive exhibits highlighting various aspects of Tamil culture.

South India and Sri Lanka have been homelands of the Tamils, from the beginning of recorded history. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Tamils migrated to some British colonies in search of employment and thus there are substantial Tamil populations in Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Fiji and South Africa. After the World War II, a movement of Tamil professionals to UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand is proceeding continuously. Due to the recent civil war type situation in Sri Lanka, many thousands of Tamils in about 20 countries, with large numbers in Canada, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Within the Nordic countries, Norway and Denmark have more Tamils than Sweden.