ATLANTIC CITY — Though there were showers earlier in the day, the weather cleared up just in time for the eighth annual India Day Parade.

The event, which was hosted by the South Jersey Indian Association, featured floats traveling from the Showboat Hotel down to Kennedy Plaza. It was held in celebration of Indian Independence Day, which is Tuesday.

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Along with six floats, there were food tastings, clothing and jewelry on sale and performances by children throughout the event. Bollywood music played, and one person dressed up as Spider-Man to entertain the children.

Romesh Ruthnaswamy, special adviser and one of the founders of SJIA, said the event was a celebration of culture and a way to promote the resort. Ruthnaswamy said visitors from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and more were in the city Saturday to see the parade travel down the Boardwalk.

“It helps our local businesses, and we feel like we have to promote this,” he said. “Atlantic City has a rich heritage here in the community. It’s a showcase.”

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I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.

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