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October 23, 2023

Diwali event at Erskine Centre in Dundalk October 29

Annual Diwali Event - 2023

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — According to, "The festive time of Diwali, The Festival of Lights marks new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. The event coincides with harvest and new year celebrations. It is one of the most prominent festivals in India and South-East Asia, celebrated with great warmth, joy, and shining grandeur."

On Sunday, October 29, from 2:30 - 5:00 pm, the annual festival will make its debut at the Erskine Centre in Dundalk. "From my knowledge, (a Diwali event will be) the first ever in history here," said Monica Soares, founder and chief organizer for the Grey Bruce South Asian Association.

The theme will be 'Let Your Light Shine' and the afternoon includes games, prizes, authentic music, cultural attire and light refreshments. The event is free to attend. Organizers will also be collecting hygiene products for the local food bank. Visitors are encouraged to bring these items as a donation. All are welcome.

Officially, Diwali falls on Sunday, November 12 this year, which is the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu lunar month Kartika. The actual date changes each year but always falls within October or November. This is a chance to experience this important South Asian cultural event locally. Email to RSVP.

Fore more information, visit the Rise Up and Soar Facebook page.


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