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Diwali Celebration

Come celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights at Canton Public Library. The Diwali program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM in our Community Room. Diwali is one of the oldest and most important festivals in India. The name comes from the Indian word "Deepavali" and the literal translation means "an array of lamps". Diwali falls on the new moon night, so celebrants light lamps to ward off the darkness and to symbolize the removal of spiritual darkness and the onset of happiness and prosperity. Every Indian state celebrates the festival in its own way, but most celebrations include making special foods, buying new clothes, bursting fireworks, and lighting lamps and candles.

This free family friendly event will feature Indian music, dancing, rangoli, sampling of Indian food and the art of drawing henna patterns.

Comments

manjithira
Sun, 2011-10-30 17:59
Its good to see that Indian community is celebrating their festivals on foreign lands. I am attending this function for the first time, so,I am having some questions...Is there any dress code? and as this event is free can anyone just walk-in or do I have to sign in for something? ...will wait for the reply.Thanx!!!
barkerm
Mon, 2011-10-31 08:13
I'm glad to hear that you will be attending our Diwali celebration on November 9. There is no registration. You may just walk in, however, I know this will be a popular program and seats are limited, so plan accordingly. There is no dress code. I'm sure some will come in their native Indian clothing, however, others will come "as they are." We're looking to a fun and festive evening. Thanks for your question and interest in our frequent multicultural programming.