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Diwali,Festival of Lights

Diwali, the festival of lights will be celebrated this year on Sunday October 30 by, Sikhs, Jains and Hindus in and around the world.  There are a number of Diwali events that will be taking place throughout the month of October in New York City.

The meaning of Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepvali, which means “row of lights”. The Festival of Lights, symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

One of the biggest annual festivals in the Hindu Calendar is Diwali. The Hindus celebrate Diwali in a variety of ways. The tradition of decorating houses and public places with thousands of lights, gathering of family and friends, distributing sweets and Fireworks are some of the things that are part of the celebration.

Celebrate Diwali, Festival of Lights in New York City

South Street Seaport Diwali 2016 New York City
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 12 noon – 7PM
Location: South Street Seaport, Water & Fulton Streets
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Diwali Times Square 2016
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 2pm – 9pm
Location: Times Square, 42-44th Street and Broadway, New York City
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Diwali Motorcade & Cultural Show 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: Starting at 3 PM
Location: Arya Spiritual Center Ground, 104-20 133rd Street, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11419
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See photos of Diwali Festival of Lights on Jackson Queens