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Diwali – Virtual/Online

Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled SPSC Diwali 2020 Banquet Hall event which was scheduled for November 22nd, 2020. However, we have planned a “Virtual Diwali” event.
To make this event a real blast, we are inviting all community members to get excited and participate actively in this fantabulous virtual event.
There will be Rangoli Competition, Kids & Adult Performances and much more. Gifts will be given to 5 winners who attend this online event from beginning to end.
Please check your email for more details. If you did not receive the email or you did not provide email before, contact us at secretary@spspcanada.org

Diwali or Divali is also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights”,
is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness,
knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period,
but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest,
new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices.
On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles)
inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi –
the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
After the puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets),
and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends.
Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated.