22/11 Festival of Lights: Diya '19

22 november 2019 17:30 t/m 00:00 - Door: Communication

As the days are getting shorter and the darkness of the nights longer, you are probably starting to miss the light... So, let’s celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Tasty Indian food, Bollywood music, dances and social gatherings surely will lift your spirit. This evening showcases the cultural grandeur of the festival and gives you a glimpse of the rich Indian culture.

Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four-to-five day-long festival and is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and in Hinduism, and is also called the Festival of Lights. It represents the spiritual ‘victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance’. Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. With diya’s, oil lamps or candles, they bring offerings to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth.   

On 22 November, you can attend multiple workshops that pertain to the culture of India. In the Theatre Hall, you can experience the main show, which will offer you direct and live insights into the world of India through dance and music performances. And make sure to get ready to groove, as at the end of the evening, an authentic Indian party with Bollywood music will get started.

Diya ’19 invites you to dive into the festive Indian experience. Don’t forget to bring your traditional Indian clothes if you have them.

No enrolment needed.

Friday 22 November | 17:30 - 00:00 | in Freetown and the Theatre Hall of X | FREE! [In co-op with The Indian Student Association]