What is Diwali?
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
How Diwali is celebrated?
The festival is marked by large firework displays, to remember the celebrations which, according to the legend, took place upon Rama's return as locals set off their own version of fireworks. Those celebrating the festival also light traditional earthen divas (candles) and decorate their houses with colourful rangoli artworks - patterns created on the floor using coloured rice or powder. During Diwali, families and friends share sweets and gifts and there is also a strong belief in giving food and goods to those in need. It is also traditional for homes to be cleaned and new clothes to be worn at the time of the festival.
What are we doing at RUSU?
Pop by the fair to experience a fun student-run Diwali celebration!
Date: Friday 2nd November 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: 3sixty, RUSU
Rangoli Art Workshop
Rangoli is an Indian art in which patterns are created using coloured rice or other materials. It’s a decoration and is thought to bring good luck. Come along & create!
Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Lower Corridor, RUSU
Divya 2018 – Hindu Society’s Diwali Ball
Tickets can be purchased from the RUSU Hindu Society, message them about it on their Facebook Page.
Date: Monday 12th November 2018
Time: 19:00 - 23:30
Venue: The Olympia Ballroom, Shehnai, 75-77 London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA
If you have any enquiries please contact:
T: 0118 378 4136