Monday, Nov. 9 from 12-12:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 547 514 1415, Passcode: 798089
Diwali, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world. This year Diwali will be celebrated from Nov. 12-16. Come join us for an Interfaith Chat with Vinaya Tripuraneni, Dean of Libraries and Learning, who will talk about Diwali, especially as it is practiced within Hinduism.
"Diwali, or the “festival of lights,” is a five-day Hindu festival that always falls between mid-October and mid-November because of its placement on the Hindu lunar calendar. Diwali is an official state holiday in most major Hindu nations. For Hindus and many Hindu Americans, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year. Typically celebrated together by families, festivities often take place in the home. There are many regional and religious variations that impact the more specific meanings of Diwali for various Hindus, and this in turn will change the activities that accompany each celebration. It is common, however, to see candles and other light-related festivities for Diwali."
Lant, K. (2013). Hindu americans. In C. E. Cortés (Ed.), Multicultural America: A multimedia encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 1072).
Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781452276274.n404