Chapel Hour Celebrates Diwali

October 22, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public.

The Hindu Student Association will lead this week’s chapel hour titled “Diwali: A Day of Celebration.”

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Light, celebrates the triumph of knowledge and goodness, represented by light, over negative forces such as wickedness, anger and injustice.  Celebrants mark the occasion with customs such as the lighting of numerous lamps to honor the gifts the light symbolizes including knowledge, health, and peace.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005 or visit the Chaplain’s homepage at

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181