Join the Asian Library to celebrate Diwali (Festival of Lights)!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall
Diwali or Deepavali, which means “a row of lights”, is the most widely celebrated annual Indian festival. It marks the victory of good over evil, and the beginning of the New Year in India. Diwali takes place at the end of October or the first week of November, and is celebrated on Amavasya (darkest night or no moon day). The festival typically lasts from 5 to 7 days, and the first day marks the beginning of the fiscal year. It is enjoyed by the majority of Indians regardless of faith, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists. On Diwali, people decorate their houses with candles and colorful lights, and also share their gifts and recite prayers.
Everyone is cordially invited to experience diversity of culture through music, Henna, and delicious refreshments. All Diwali activities are drop-in, free and open to UBC students, staff and faculty.
For more information, please call 604-822-2427 or visit us in person at the Asian Library at UBC Asian Centre.