Diwali or Festival of Lights is one of the most important South Asian holidays. Both a religious and cultural holiday, it is celebrated by millions of people of various faiths and across many borders. It represents the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and light over darkness. The the word Diwali, Divali or Deepavali, means ‘a row of lamps’.
It is a time for families to gather and performing traditional activities together.
Make campus beautiful with a campus Rangoli leading up to the UIW Diwali celebration with Asian Culture Club!
Rangoli is not just a beautiful art form; it is thought to bring good luck and blessings to the place it lies. Rangoli's symbolize beauty, hope, and tradition. Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore, and practices that are unique to each area or family.
Come with a friend and design your own Rangoli! Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. in West Gate Circle.
UIW has a long history of celebrating the Festival of Lights on campus with the help of UIW faculty and students. Diwali also called the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by millions of people across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Share, learn and experience the richness of this South Asian holiday through dance, music, food, traditions, and history! Event is open to UIW students, faculty and staff, and 1 guest. Must have UIW ID.
This year join us on Thursday, November 16, 2023 for a full evening experience.
Doors will open at 5 PM for a social hour, followed by the Puja and Cultural Program beginning promptly at 6 PM, ending at 7:30 PM.
Experience the Puja Ceremony and altar with a fitting backdrop of the city lights and skyline. Also join us for traditional dances, musical performances, and a live reenactment of one of the many stories of Diwali. Attendees of the Diwali Experience will receive VIP food tickets for authentic takeaway South Asian cuisine at the close of the program.
Due to limited seating RSVP's cannot be honored for late arrivals. Doors open at 5 p.m.. Arrive early, as seating is limited. This year, the event is hosted by Campus Engagement, Dr. Lopita Nath and the Diwali Planning Committee
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Help us make Diwali a great event!
Learn about Diwali and help us decorate and set up the Sky Room and Sky View lot for the event. Diwali also called the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by millions of people across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
The Decorations Committee will have to attend one planning meeting and then the setup and breakdown of the event. We will explore the significance of the Diwali decorations and help prepare and break down the spaces for the event.
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