Vancouver Celebrates Diwali October 8 – 18

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Traditional performances at Diwali Downtown

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu and Sikh Festival of Lights, with ten days of South Asian cultural events throughout Vancouver.

The 6th Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival takes place from October 8 – 18, 2009, and features a diverse array of multi-cultural events, ranging from music, dance and comedy performances to arts workshops and crafts vendors. And, of course, loads of mouth-watering Indian food!

Henna application workshops are part of the Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival

Henna application workshops are part of the Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival

The packed festival schedule includes world-renowned South Asian dance companies performing at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, workshops on everything from sari wrapping to Bhangra dance, and the festival’s biggest event, the all-day extravaganza Diwali Downtown, happening October 18 at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

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