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Diwali Celebration


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunken Garden

Diwali Celebration

The Diwali Celebration Committee at De Anza College cordially invites students, classified staff, faculty and administrators to join us in our Diwali celebration and experience the warmth of community on the occasion of our Diwali cultural celebration program. Witness and participate in love performances and activities as well as enjoy free food.

  • Light Snacks and Refreshments (Indian Food)
  • Arts and Crafts (Lamps/Diyas)
  • Music

Commonly known as Diwali, this celebration may have different names and activities in the South Asian geographic area and in the South Asian Diaspora.

Diwali, the festival of lights, symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance" and is one of the most popular festivals of India. Diwali marks different historical events and stories for Indians from different languages and regions. Many Hindus associate the festival with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Diwali is celebrated with family and friends with lighting earthen lamps ​(Diya​), prayers ​(​Puja​), rituals, Rangoli decorations, fireworks and sweets.

This event is ADA accessible. For special accommodations please contact: or

This event is co-sponsored by DASG and the Office of Equity.

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