Di­wali cel­e­brated

The Drumheller Mail - - Around Town -

Friends and fam­ily cel­e­brated the Hindu fes­ti­val of Di­wali at the Drumheller Le­gion on Satur­day night, where dozens gath­ered to eat, give and re­ceive gifts, and cel­e­brate the ma­jor hol­i­day. Veronique Ram, one of the or­ga­niz­ers, says the event cel­e­brates fam­ily, friends, and “pros­per­ity,” and with the sec­ond an­nual public event this week­end, has gar­nered more in­ter­est from peo­ple in Drumheller and the area. Di­wali is the Hindu “fes­ti­val of lights,” an an­cient fes­ti­val and a celebratio­n of the tri­umph of light over dark­ness, where cel­e­brants decorate their homes with can­dles or lamps, wear their fine dress, and pray for pros­per­ity and wealth.

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