Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival (November 3 – 10)

Going on right now is the Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival (November 3 – 10). Dance performances, music, workshops and food for the whole family are going on in various locations around Vancouver.

Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik (source: Wikipedia).

See their website for more information: www.vandiwali.ca or follow them on twitter @vandiwali

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