November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Copley Hall Copley Formal Lounge
Diwali, or Deepavali, commonly known as "the festival of lights," is one of the most widely celebrated Hindu holidays. Meaning "row of lamps," Deepavali is celebrated through all forms of light, whether it be lighting clay lamps or setting off fireworks outside. Though celebrated a little differently around the world, every tradition and story is rooted in the triumph of good over evil, within and around us. At the Georgetown Diwali Dinner, the Hindu Students Association shared an important part of their culture with the entire Georgetown community. Hindu chaplain Pratima Dharm began by leading a short prayer service and reflection, followed by dinner-table discussions focusing on interfaith connections between Diwali and other religious festivals.
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