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Feature: Diwali and Deepawali celebrations 2007

GaramChai.com >> GaramChai.com Features Archieve >> Diwali >> Diwali 2007

Check out the updated listing of 2008 Diwali celebrations across North America

Diwali is also called : Row of Lights; Deepavali, Festival of Lights
Observed by Religiously by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Other Indians celebrate the cultural aspects.
Significance Celebrate life and strengthen relationships
Date New moon day of Kartika, although the celebrations begin two days prior and end two days after that date. DIWALI 2007 : Divali falls on a new moon day in the month of October or November. Since the precise moment of the new moon falls on different dates depending on geographical location, the date of Diwali also depends on one's location. In 2007 Diwali will be celebrated on 9th November. [2008 date October 28]
Celebrations Decorating homes with lights, Fireworks, Gift-giving
Observances Prayers, Religious rituals (see puja, prasad) wikipedia.org

Diwali Celebrations in the US, Canada and North America

Diwali in California

Diwali in Colorado

North Carolina Diwali celebrations

  • Diwali, the start of the Hindu New Year, will be celebrated at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary (Fayetteville, NC ) starting at 11 a.m.

Clebrate Diwali in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Diwali Celebration At Atlanta Vedic Temple [The celebration will include lighting of Diya, Musical program by local artists and a hearty feast [Sat, Nov 10, 2007]
  • BAPS Temple: Diwali - Annakut [Saturday, November 10, 2007]
  • GIACC Festival of Lights, Celebrate Diwali with GIACC Banquet Dinner [Sat, Oct 20, 2007, Atlanta]
  • Netip Atlanta Diwali Gala 2007. NetIP Atlanta cordially invites you and your guests to our Annual Diwali Gala 2007 - a night of elegance, sophistication and incredible masti. We are having a live fashion show and amazing door prizes. Dance away to the tunes of Atlanta's own - DJ Sahil & Jamke. [Sat, Oct 27, 2007]

Houston, Texas

  • Diwali Dhamaka 2007 Hosted by Pearland Desi Group at Sri Meenakshi Temple, 17130 McLean Rd, Pearland, Texas 77584 [Nov 18 2007 3:00PM] Contact: Avi Gadkari Phone : 713-436-5280

Seattle, Washington

Bethlehem, Pa

New Jersey Diwali celebrations

  • Maha Kali Puja and Deepavali - 2007 at Bharat Sevashram Sangha of New Jersey
  • DIWALI 2007 - A Musical Extravaganza. A musical extravaganza brought to you by AUM Events singing, dancing & comedy by Jayesh Mehta who is hilarious with Lalloo Prasad Yadav Jokes & Husband / Wife / Marriages comic. Edison, New Brunswick. New Jersey. Nov 2. Jayesh Mehta Phone : 908-731-5151
    Diwali Month in NJ Planned (New Jersey): The New Year may light up a historic development in the State of New Jersey - the recognition of October 15th through November 15th of each year as "Diwali Month." - IndiaPost

Toronto, Canada

  • Diwali Fiesta 2007: At PEARSON CONVENTION CENTER, missisauga, [28-Oct-07, from 11:00 to 19:00]. Celebrate diwali at PEARSON CONVENTION CENTER (NW corner of Airport and Steels), an event full of entertainment, fun for kids, dj and dance, live music, bhangra, dandia and much more. free food coupons worth $5 with every ticket. For more information call Harjinder: 416-707-4288 or Varinder: 647-828-1960
  • Diwali Mela: Program will consist of cultural programs & there will be food & other merchandize on sale. [Oct 27 2007 4:00PM] at The Vedic Cultural Centre, 4345 * 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R0J2
  • Diwali dhamaka 2007: Dilwale Dilliwale Diwali dinner at Mississauga, l5s 1v6 (Toronto) [On 02-Nov-07 to 03-Nov-07, from 08:00 to 01:00]. Location: Payal banquet Halls Mississauga, On. Event includes dinner, dance dj, live music [Price: $40.00]
  • Bollywoodcruises.com: Diwali Celebration Cruise Departing November 4th 2007. Cruise in the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Valor this November 2007 and enjoy Bollywood live performances! This Diwali, experience a cruise with your family and friends.
  • Gerrard India Bazaar/Diwali Festival: Ashdale Av from Gerrard St E north to the laneway. [November 10, 11 2007. 2:00pm to 10:00pm each day]


Diwali Celebrations in rest of the world

Leicester, UK

  • Leicester's Diwali 2007 This year, Leicesterís Diwali lights on Belgrave Road will be switched on at a special ceremony on Sunday 28th October. There will be more celebrations and a firework display on Cossington Street Recreation Ground on Diwali Day, Friday 9th November. The celebrations are organised by Leicester City Council and Leicester Hindu Festival Council.

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