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Tonight: UI Indian Student Alliance hosts Diwali celebration


Candle from a 2009 celebration of the "Festival of Lights" -- photo by Abhinaba Basu
Candle from a 2009 celebration of the “Festival of Lights” — photo by Abhinaba Basu

Diwali 2015

The Iowa Memorial Union — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The University of Iowa’s Indian Student Alliance will be hosting a Diwali celebration tonight. Although the five days of the Diwali celebration ended last night, Friday, Nov. 13, tonight’s event aims to give students who celebrate Diwali a fun, communal space in which to do so, while also serving as informational for students who are curious about the holiday. Diwali is the ancient Hindu festival of lights. Many candles and lights adorn the spaces of those who celebrate, and their light represents the triumph of good over evil. Other rituals, involving food, fireworks, prayer, and gift-giving are part of the five day celebration.

Iowa’s celebration of Diwali will begin in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union with a “full dinner of Indian delicacies”, as their Facebook event puts it. As Diwali is one of the most important Hindu holidays, the food is sure to be grand. At seven thirty, the party will move down to the main lounge for the cultural show.

Tickets range from $10 to $25 dollars and can be purchased IMU welcome center, or at the door to the event. If you have any interest in seeing one of the most beautiful celebrations in Hinduism, are looking for great food and fun, or simply enjoy immersing yourself in the culture of others, do not miss this sure-to-be lovely celebration. Though the party starts early — 5:30 p.m. — it will continue until 10:30 tonight.


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