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Vancouver Celebrates Diwali 2012

Diwali Celebrations In Vancouver 2014

Diwali is one of the biggest holidays in the South Asian culture, and with this celebration just around the corner, Vancouver Celebrates Diwali 2012 is pleased to be back for it’s 9th year of celebrating Diwali with us Vancouverites!

This year the festival will take place from November 3 – 10, 2012. So bring your family and friends with you to Vancouver’s signature Diwali Downtown event.  The word diwali means “row of lighted lamps”, with light symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, prosperity over poverty and knowledge over ignorance. This year’s theme is all about illumination, with the slogan “Light Your Spirit!”

Diwali Downtown will take place at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver on Saturday, November 10. This event will take place from 3 – 8 p.m.

Attendees can look forward to the following list of performers:

  • Chania Chokries (3:15 pm)
  • Merlyn Prakash (3:25 pm)
  • PANJ Girls Bhangra (3:30 pm)
  • Sangeeta Maruti Arts (3:50 pm)
  • Babukiskan Das Baul (4:20 pm)
  • Amika Kushwaha & Cassius Khan (4:50 pm)
  • Lapis (5:35 pm)
  • Kathak & Flamenco Combo (6:10 pm)
  • DJ A-SLAM & Kytami (6:30 pm)
  • Vancity Bhangra (7:00pm)
  • Shiamak’s Bollywood Dance Team  (7:10 pm)
  • Sticks N’ Skins  (7:40 pm) – BIG OUTDOOR FINALE

Food to expect will be from:

  • Vij’s Railway Express
  • Flavors of Fiji
  • Spice It Up

Craft Vendors & Craft Workshops for attendees to check out include:

  • Peggie Amer
  • Amrit Fashions
  • Jhilmil Fashions
  • Alicia’s World Gifts
  • Diwali Greeting Cards
  • Plus diya painting, henna and a room-sized rangoli built by the audience!

Also, don’t forget to check out the following Diwali workshops!

1. Saturday, November 3

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Renfrew Park Community Centre

2929 East 22nd Avenue


2. Monday, November 5

1:00pm – 2:30pm

South Vancouver Neighborhood House

6470 Victoria Drive


3. Tuesday, November 6

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunset Community Centre

6810 Main Street


4. Wednesday, November 7

4:30pm – 6:30pm

West End Community Centre

870 Denman Street

Will you be attending this fabulous event?

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