What is Diwali?
Diwali is India’s ‘Festival of Light’, a time when people come together to celebrate good conquering evil, light conquering dark. This celebration of new beginnings coincides with the Hindu New Year and the start of the new business year, so there are prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the god of wisdom and luck, for a successful year. It’s the biggest event in the Hindu calendar, and Sikhs and Jains celebrate similar festivals at the same time as Hindus celebrate Diwali.
Celebrate Diwali with us!
La Trobe College Australia, La Trobe International and the Student Indian Club warmly invite everyone to celebrate Diwali!
- Date: Thursday 8th November
- Location: Agora (Melbourne, Bundoora Campus)
- Time: 12pm to 2pm
We will be having the lighting of the Diyas, student performances and a light Indian lunch.