THE GIGANTIC DIWALI MELA will include lots of music, entertainment, food and Fun.
Fee is $5 (online) or $7 at the door.
INFO - http://www.dfwdiwalimela.com/
Diwali, the Hindu "festival of lights," is the best known of Hindu festivals and certainly the brightest. While there are many beliefs regarding this festival, the most popular one is that this day symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Amid the dark skies of autumn, lights illumine homes throughout India and her diaspora, while families celebrate with visits to friends and relatives, gifts to each other, donations to the poor, prayers and feasts.
Diwali celebrations generally last for five days, beginning on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu calendar month of Asvina. (Every Hindu month is divided into a light half, when the moon waxes, and a dark half, when it wanes.) By the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls in October or November.
Diwali’s name comes from the Sanskrit word “deepawali” which means "row of lights." According to tradition, Diwali celebrates the joyous homecoming of Lord Rama, hero of the epic poem the Ramayana. After 14 years of exile, when Lord Rama and his wife Sita returned to rule their country, their people lit their path with small oil lamps called diye.
BONUS - The CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL (separate tickets $14 adults) is going on next door for those of you that are interested (I may go this same night but not positive) - If interested by all means you should try it - it is fun and gorgeous - but Chinese Lantern Festival part will be a NO HOST event - http://chineselanternfestival.com/