Goans enjoyed Easter Ball

Members of the Indian community in Cayman came together for an Easter Ball to celebrate the religious holiday and reinforce their cultural identity. 

The Goan Heritage Club’s inaugural Easter Ball was held at Loyola Hall, beside St. Ignatius Church, on Sunday and around 150 people attended.  

Goa is a state in India and many Indians in Cayman come from there. There are some 700 Indians in Cayman. 

Event coordinator Camilo Fernandes said, “The response was good. We sold over 150 of the $10 tickets in advance.”  

“We also have lots of sports activities coming up, including table tennis and football and other events throughout the year,” he said. 

Thomas Cardozo, president of the Goan Heritage Club which officially formed four months ago, said, “We try to bring Indians together with functions and events and the Easter Ball is one of them. It is a traditional thing for us in India.” 

Mr. Cardozo added that most Goans are Catholic, although the predominant religion in India is Hindu.  

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Thomas Cardozo, left, and Camilo Fernandes organized the Goan Easter Ball. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

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