Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive
Diwali or Deepavali, which means “a row of lights”, is the most widely celebrated festival in India and throughout the Indian diaspora. It is celebrated on Amavasya (darkest night or no moon day), it usually takes place at the end of October or the first week of November. Diwali marks the victory of good over evil, and the beginning of the New Year in India. The festival celebration, which typically lasts from five to seven days, is celebrated by several South Asian Communities, and by the majority of Indians regardless of faith, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Christians. On Diwali, people decorate their houses with diyas, candles as well as colourful lights, and they share gifts and recite prayers.
UBC students, staff and faculty members are cordially invited to experience the diversity of South Asian culture through music, henna, and delicious refreshments.
All Diwali activities are free and no registration is required.