What is Diwali:
Diwali is India’s biggest and most important festival of the year. Diwali is called the “Festival of Lights” and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana. People lit their houses to celebrate his victory over evil (light over darkness).
Lamps, fireworks and bonfires illuminate this holiday, as the word “Deepawali” means “a row or cluster of lights” or “rows of diyas (clay lamps)”. The festival symbolizes the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. The goddess Lakshmi, who symbolizes wealth, happiness and prosperity, is also worshipped during Diwali.
Just like Christmas or Hanukah, people gather, share gifts, eat, pray and wish each other for another joyful, prosperous year, for Diwali we get together, pray and wish everyone another prosperous, happy healthy year. Families exchange gifts and dress up in new clothes, light candles, and participate in prayers followed by a grand feast of delicious food and Indian sweets. Entire India is lit beautifully all over from every street and corner to nooks. Post dinner many head out for light viewing, shopping and dancing. The city never sleeps for 5 days.
Southlake Diwalifest 2021
Southlake DiwaliFest’s primary purpose is bringing community together and celebrate and create awareness about this beautiful festival that is celebrated by millions of population across the world. Even London Square, Times Square, Sydney, Chicago, Toronto all multi-cultural large Cosmo cities celebrate this festival with food, dance, music and arts and share the Indian culture in the community. We want to bring the same delight and joy to our community.
The event will have:
- Free Public entry
- Food Stalls/Food Trucks
- Wine/Beer Stall
- Kids’ Corner
- Ethnic Shopping Market – Apparels, Jewelry, Heena painting
- Crowd Engaging performances and Live bands/ concert
- Silent Auctions and Raffle Prizes
- Cultural program
- Fashion show
- Open Dance floor for the Party
How to Participate:
Diwalifest Cultural committee has released the guidelines to register for the cultural performance registrations. The registrations are now open.
Register your group / academy for performances at the Southlake Diwalifest 2021. Limited spots available: