Celebrate and Discover with Diwali Night

Nov. 15, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Students can enjoy a night of celebration, conversation and education while contributing to an important cause with the South Asian Student Association’s Diwali Night. All proceeds and donations will go directly to the Philippines for relief from Typhoon Haiyan. There will be free admission to the Sunday, November 24 event, which will begin at 6 p.m. in Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).

A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 6:30 p.m. Musical acts, dances, henna tattoos and a fashion show are some highlights of the event.

As one of the most well-known Hindu festivals, Diwali, which translates to “row of lights,” is a five-day harvest festival. Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights because small clay lamps are displayed across homes and stores, symbolizing the holiday’s message of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

For additional information, contact senior Sarah Whitchurch at swhitchu@iwu.edu.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu