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Diwali celebration scheduled for Oct. 28


Diwali Night will give students a chance to watch musical performances, dances and a fashion show at 5 p.m., Oct. 28 in Powers Ballroom. 

The event is organized by the Indian Students Association. Food will be served in Finch Fieldhouse following the performances and games. 

Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, is the largest festival in India, and celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

The celebration is also connected to the celebration of the birth of Goddess Laxmi, a Hindu goddess symbolizing wealth and prosperity, said Sushik Komaragiri, secretary of the Indian Students Association.  

“On the day of Diwali, people wear new clothes and light diyas (oil lamps usually made of clay),” he said. “After sunset, people take blessings from Goddess Laxmi and then burn fireworks to show happiness.”

All are welcome to attend this event and learn more about Diwali.