Auburn community recognizing Diwali celebration

Published: October 20, 2022

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This Monday, Oct. 24, is Diwali, one of the most widely celebrated events worldwide and one of the most important days for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights,” is a celebration of the triumph of light over dark, good over evil and the blessings of victory, freedom and enlightenment.

Diwali is primarily celebrated in India and other parts of South Asia, with more than 1 billion people worldwide taking part in the day. While there are various customs and traditions that are prevalent in different cultures, most celebrations center around the lighting of candles and the gathering of families.

All members of the Auburn Family are invited to learn more by getting involved with the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence and the Indian Student Organization

For more information on Auburn’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, the monthly “This Month in DEI Calendar” and other notes of recognition, please visit OID’s website, Instagram or DEI landing page or sign up for the OID newsletter.

The Indian Student Organization hosted a Diwali 2022 celebration on Oct. 22 at the Student Activities Center, which included a cultural event followed by a dinner.