Wishing our Indian and Nepalese students, partners and their families a Happy Diwali! ?
Diwali is celebrated over five days celebrating regional traditions. It is one of the most popular festivals in India and is also celebrated as Tihar in Nepal. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. People celebrate the festival by lighting fireworks and partaking in family feasts, where sweets and gifts are shared. It is also known as the festival of lights.
As this year’s festival date is on Thursday 4 November, JCU Brisbane Student Association is set to celebrate Diwali with its students on Wednesday 3 November, so students can celebrate with their families on the traditional day. The event schedule includes:
- Session 1 – 1.00 – 1.30 pm Rangoli
- Session 2 – 1.30 – 2.00 pm Pooja
- Session 3 – 2.00 – 2.30 pm Snacks and sweets
Join the event by signing up here or contacting the JCU Brisbane Student Association: