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is also called : Row of Lights; Deepavali, Festival
Observed by Religiously by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.
Other Indians celebrate the cultural aspects.
of Indian families across Canada and the U.S. will gather
together to celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of
Lights and start of the Hindu New Year. This year, the
actual day of Diwali falls on November 1st.
Prayers, Religious rituals (see puja,
in North America | Rest of the World
Diwali Dhamaka - Nov 1 2008 [Cubberley Auditorium ,
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, California - 94304
Festival 2008 - Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. 20455
Silverado Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014. Event at Memorial park.
Saturday, 27 Sept 2008
celebrations-2008 [29 Oct 2008]: Diwali and New Year
celebrations will be celebrated again on October 29, 2008
with joint celebrations with Hindu Matiya Patidar Samaj
and Shree Ramkabir Mandir at Pico Rivera Highscool. With
heavy duty fireworks and home feeling Diwali will take place
and blast of a new year.
- Konkani Association of Southern California - Los Angeles
Diwali celebration will be held on Oct 25th, 2008
Diwali Dandia Nite 2008 - FREMONT, CA Nov 1 2008 7:00PM
[Centerville Junior High School ,37720 Fremont Boulevard
,Fremont , California - 94536
Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration: Cupertino Chamber
of Commerce. September 27, 2008
Diwali in Georgia
Jersey Diwali celebrations
Mela in NJ- AUM
Events: Holiday Inn, 3050 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, New
Oct 19 2008 10:00AM to 10:00PM. The idea is to provide an
oppurtunity to the first generation Indians to remember
the good old days of Diwali festivities and bring together
the younger generation to flaunt this beautiful festival
while showcasing our rich Indian heritage and culture.
Diwali 2008 - Oct 17 2008 7:00PM. Grand Ballroom, Salaam
Shriners, 369 East Mount Pleasant Avenue , Livingston ,
New Jersey - 07039. Contact: VINEETA KHANNA. Phone : 973-652
Patidar Diwali Party 2008, Presented by Shahpur Gaam
Patidar Samaj on Sunday October 26th 2008 at RAMADA INN,
999, Route 1 South North Brunswick, New Jearcy (NJ) 08902
From 4:00 Pm On wards.
Ki Diwali: Milan Banquet, 32 passaic Street, Garfield,
NJ 7026. Sat, 08 Nov 2008 8:00PM. Diwali celebration with
celebrity bollywood singer, sunita kapur. Live musicians,
Delicious cuisine, Open bar, Networking with the community,
game, prizes and fun for all ages.
Cruise 2008 - New York City : Saturday Night October
11th 2008 7pm - 11pm Location: 42nd St & 12th Ave *
Pier 81 World Yachts Next To Circle Line * New York City
Open Bar, Dancing, Cruising, Buffet (Appetizers, Dinner
Loomba Foundation Gala Diwali Dinner 2008: The Essex
House, Manhattan, NY. Wednesday, Nov 5 6:30p to 11:30p.
Join The Loomba Foundation in their dedicated efforts to
helping poor widows and educating their children throughout
Mela 2008 in New York City. South Street Seaport, East
River Pier 17, New York, NY, 10101 on 10/05/2008. Annual
fall diwali mela at South Street Seaport in New York City
is the second biggest Indian themed festival in the city.
About three or four blocks around South street seaport are
teeming with thousands of Indians who are out to celebrate
Diwali, the festival of lights.
Carolina Diwali celebrations
the start of the Hindu New Year, Koka Booth Amphitheatre,
Cary, NC on Saturday October 11, 2008 (Hum
Sub and Town of Cary , NC ) starting at 11 a.m.
Dinner: at The University of Houston: University Center,
Houston, TX. University Center - UC World Affairs Lounge
(Underground) Friday, Nov 14 9:00p to 11:00p
DC, Maryland areas
Cruise Party 2008: Baltimore Harbor, MD - Saturday,
Oct 25th 2008
Diwali celebration. 28 Oct 2008 - 5:30pm - 8.30 PM.
Hare Krishna Temple, 10310 Oaklyn Dr. Potomac, MD 20854,
301-299-2100. Program includes kirtans/bhajans, prasadam
Mela - Fiesta 2008: Pearson Convention Centre, 2638
Steeles Avenue East, Brampton, Ontario - L6S6J9. Oct 5 2008
8:00AM onwards. Organized by Dilwale Dilliwale
Dhamaka 2008: Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles
E, Brampton, Ontario. Oct 24 2008 [By Dilwale Dilliwale]
India Bazaar: Diwali Celebrations. Gerrard Street E,
Toronto. Saturday, 25 October,
2:30PM - 9:30PM. DJ Music, Traditional and Bollywood dances.
Free sweets for kids and Henna for girls
Diwali Fundraiser: Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles
Ave, Brampton, Ontario. Oct 17 2008 6:30PM
Other Cities in Canada
Oppal at Diwali dinner: Simon Fraser University is celebrating
Diwali with a gala dinner on October 27 at the Bollywood
Banquet Hall in Surrey.
Show :Hindu Society of Calgary on November 9th, 2008
Dinner & Dance : Gujarati Mandal of Calgary. Coast
Plaza Hotel 1316 33 Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 Tel:(403)
248-8888 Tickets are priced individually per seat occupied.
6 PM - 1:00 am. November 1st 2008
Kingdom: The Indians are the second largest ethnic
minority in Britain. To get rid of the feeling of missing
their homeland, especially during festival times, the
Indians here celebrate most of the festivals .The occasion
is marked by visit to the local temple to worship the
shrine of Lakshmi, which they have made for Diwali.
Eating special sweets, burning of incense sticks, lighting
the home and surroundings and the blowing of the conch
shell follows the prayer session in the Lakshmi temple.
2008 - Dinner & Dance - Leicester. Date: Saturday
25 October 2008. Times: 6pm - 2am
Location: Platinum Suite, Cobden Street, Leicester,
Diwali 2008 This years Diwali switch-on ceremony
is on Sunday 12th October, 6.00pm – 8.30pm. The Diwali
lights on Belgrave Road will be switched on at 7.30pm
after the entertainment. The ceremony will begin at
6.00pm and will be attended by The Right Worshipful
Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Manjula Sood, Leicester
Hindu Festival Council and other dignitaries. The
fireworks display will take place on Cossington Street
Recreation Ground at 8.00pm.
Notes: 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 2008 : 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.