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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH NH'S HINDU COMMUNITY

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CITY PLAZA, Downtown Concord, NH (in front of State House arch)

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH NH'S HINDU COMMUNITY

Join us to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at City Plaza in front of the NH State House. Diwali is the Hindu celebration of the "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair."


There will be a brief welcome, dance performances by the Concord High School Be the Change Club, and delicious Nepali foods: Rotis and Samosas.


All are welcome to join our Hindu community in this celebration. Let’s rejoice together!!!


ABOUT DIWALI:
Diwali - or Deepavali - a Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, its spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The festival preparation and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Deepavali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunar calendar. On Deepavali night, fireworks light up the neighborhood skies. Later, family members and friends are invited to celebrate the night over food and sweets.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CITY PLAZA, Downtown Concord, NH (in front of State House arch)

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