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Indian Festival of Lights kicks off

Indian Festival of Lights kicks off

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:30 GMT+7

Diwali – the Festival of Lights symbolizing the victory of good over evil – has been launched on Saturday evening at Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

The Indian festival, Diwali Gala 2013, is also considered as a time to spread the spirit of kindness and share the joy, and the time to reach with warmth, shower with gifts and bring happiness to all the people around.

The host for the event, which will feature live performance by renowned Bollywood singer – Padmasri Udit Narayan, was the Indian Chamber of Business, better known as Incham, as usual.

Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the spirit of kindness and the joy of sharing.

Considered as one of the biggest Indian festivals, Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness over India for five days with the main celebrations held on the third day.

On the special day, there are firework shows and diyas ceremony, which people light up cotton string wicks inserted into small pots fills with oil. People also light up candles all around their houses as a symbol of victory of good over the evil within an individual.

The people also offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi -- The Goddess of Wealth – and seeking blessings from her, then wear new clothes and exchange gifts.

Thoai Tran - Binh Minh


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