Diwali Fest brings festivities, food, and fun to downtown Vancouver this weekend

Oct 25 2018, 9:37 pm

One of the most colourful and important dates on the Indian calendar is being celebrated in Vancouver this coming weekend.

Diwali Fest is returning for its 15th year and this weekend’s festivities will take place at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

Diwali is celebrated worldwide and the word means “row of lighted lamps.” Light symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, prosperity over poverty, and knowledge over ignorance. It brings together people of all backgrounds in a celebration of “the universal light that exists in everyone.”

 

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The festival a time for lighting diyas, laying out colourful rangolis, setting off fireworks, exchanging gifts of sweets, and celebrating with dance, music, and storytelling.

This year, Diwali officially takes place on November 4, but Diwali Fest is bringing a slew of events to Metro Vancouver.

On October 27, you can expect music and dance performed by local artists, rangolis, amazing food, and fireworks. And the best part is it’s free!

 

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So if you want to discover the vast array of Indian cultures and this year’s festival is the perfect place to do that.

Diwali Fest is hosting several other events leading up to November 4, so be sure to check their website for more details!

Diwali Fest

Diwali Fest

Diwali Downtown Vancouver

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Where: Roundhouse Community Centre — 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Time: 3 to 7 pm

Admission: Free or by donation

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