Diwali (‘Array of Lamps') celebration takes place Saturday in Goshen

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:38

    Goshen — The India Association of the Catskill Region will mark Diwali with a dinner and cultural program tomorrow, Nov. 13, at Goshen High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus and means an “Array of Lamps,” which is why it’s often called a “festival of lights.” Diwali honors the renewal of life, the triumph of light over darkness and goodness overcoming evil. The festival is full of glamour and is celebrated for five continuous days. During this holiday, people light up “diyas” and candles all around the house and exchange sweets. The program will include folk and Bollywood music and dance by the association’s youth members. Member tickets are $20 adults and $10 for children ages seven to 17. Non-members/door sales tickets are $25 for adults. Call 325-7405 or 800-7700 or visit www.iacrny.org.

    iF you go
    n Nov. 13
    5:30 p.m.
    Goshen High School
    $20 adult/$10 children/$25 at door
    325-7405 or 800-7700
    n www.iacrny.org