Cultural Celebrations

Diwali Celebration

Diwali, the "Festival of Lights", is the ancient Hindu festival signifying the victory of good over evil by commemorating the return of Lord Rama from his 14-year-long exile and his vanquishing of the demon-king Ravana. Our Diwali celebration, popular with the Indian community in Philadelphia, includes a sumptuous buffet of Indian food and sweets, traditional music and dance performances, and activities including Henna, diyas, rangoli, games, and firecrackers.