Diwali

Wellbeing Café: Diwali

25 October 2019, 13:00–15:00

Centre of Diversity and Culture (CODAC)
12 Orchard Place, Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QP
United Kingdom

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Speaker/s
Suresh Teli

Diwali is celebrated as New Year’s Day by Hindus the world over. Wearing new garments and exchanging gifts and greetings have come to be associated with Diwali as a New Year celebration. Most of the traditions of a New Year celebration are present. The occasion sees the spring-cleaning and white-washing of houses. Decorative designs or rangolis are painted on floors and walls to greet the New Year. New clothes are bought and family members and relatives gather together to offer prayers, distribute sweets and light up their homes.