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IE India Club: Diwali/ Deepavali celebration at IE.

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic

India is a spiritual country, festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India. The numerous and varied festivals that are held throughout the year offer a unique way of seeing India and its culture at its best. One such amazing festival is Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers, and celebratory events across the world every autumn.

The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. To celebrate, houses are decorated with candles and colorful lights and huge firework displays are held while families feast and share gifts.

With the support of IE Campus life, IE India Club had an opportunity to organize an event followed by a dinner for Diwali 2017. We shared Indian ghee (Clarified Butter) sweets contributed by an Indian restaurant Sagar and Desi gourmet at the main buildings of IE which are MM31 and MM31 bis. we enjoyed the celebration by sharing sweets, greetings and Rangoli (Rangoli is known art form, in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals). Many students participated in doing the Rangoli and decorating the stalls.

Later that night we all enjoyed a delicious Indian dinner at IBEX bar and Kitchen, tasting a variety of Indian traditional food and drinks. This year 2018, November 7th will be celebrated as Diwali. We hope to celebrate again here at IE with the support IE Campus Life better than ever before.

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