Celebrating Diwali in 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
North side City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Diwali, the "Festival of Lights" is a time of great celebration and joy in India and South Asia and we would like to recognize it in Philadelphia region.

Discover and celebrate Diwali, a popular holiday of the Indian, Hindu and South Asian communities.

Will be featured a couple of indian dance groups such as AMJ Dance Group from Drexel University, Bhangra Dance Group from Temple University, Mainline Indian Association, Sapna Dance Group, BAOP as well as a Rangoli artist who will iniatite the public to this cultural artwork.

Use #DIWALIinPHL to share how you celebrate or what you like about Diwali.

About Diwali: One of the most celebrated events on the Hindu calendar. The festival gets its name from the row of clay lamps that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians.

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA), in collaboration with the Global Philadelphia Association and the Department of Commerce are proud to host this event.

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GlobalPhilly™ 2015
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