Friday, October 28, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom – Please register at https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/diwali2021
Diwali or Deepavali, which means “a row of lights”, is the most widely celebrated Indian festival. 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. On Diwali, people decorate their houses with diyas, candles as well as colorful lights, and share gifts, and recite prayers.
UBC students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to experience the diversity of culture through music, dance, and online presentations.