Bringing Indian Culture to residents of Acadiana AND southern louisiana indian color festival

Bringing Indian Culture to residents of Acadiana AND southern louisiana indian color festival

Bringing Indian Culture to residents of Acadiana AND southern louisiana indian color festivalBringing Indian Culture to residents of Acadiana AND southern louisiana indian color festival

DIWALI GALA

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Diwali 2020 Celebration

Date: November 7th, 2020.

Cade Community Center

1688 Smede Hwy.

St. Martinville, LA 70582

Admission:

Online Reservation of Tables and Tickets Open Until -  October 20th, 2020.

Entry Age: Open to all ages

DIWALI aka DEEPAVALI

Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the biggest and brightest of Hindu festivals. 


The name derives from "deep" meaning  light. 


The Diwali festival usually occurs in late October or early November. It falls on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Thus, the day varies each year. 


While the day of the festival varies each year, the celebration and the brightness of the festival does not change,


Diwali is celebrated around the world by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for different reasons with the main theme of triump of light over darkness and good over evil. 


According to the Hindu legend of Lord Rama and his wife Sita, Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and his younger brother, Lakshman, to their kingdom from a 14 year exile after defeating the demon king Ravana. 


For the festival, houses are decorated with candles ("deeps") and colorful lights. Against a backdrop of fireworks, families and friends feast and share sweets and gifts.


It is also traditional for homes to be cleaned and painted and new clothes to be worn for the festival.


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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DIWALI GALA

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Date - November 7th, 2020.

Place

 Cade Community Center

1688 Smede Hwy.

St. Martinville, LA 70582


Ticket Sales

 Tickets can be purchased in groups of 8 (per table) or individually.  


Dress code

 Dress casual and traditional Indian outfits. 

Food and Beverages

 

Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food will be served.

Cash bar will be available.

TABLE LAYOUT

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STAGE

     

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If you are unable to reserve a seat/table online, you may contact one of the AIA Board members.





Sponsorship

We welcome sponsorship from businesses and individuals.  Your generous donation will allow us to improve the quality of our festival and expand our activities.

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