11-07, tr | Sues Indian Raja

Diwali dinner - celebrating the world traditions

Members and guests are gathering at Sue's Indian Raja Indian restaurant in Vilnius to celebrate Diwali - the festival of light, on of the key dates in Indian calendar
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Diwali dinner - celebrating the world traditions

Time & Location

2018-11-07 19:00 – 21:00
Sues Indian Raja, Odminių g. 3, Vilnius 01122, Lithuania

About The Event

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and around the world due to a large diaspora of Indians. Essentially, Diwali, or Deepavali, is the festival of light destroying darkness when good triumphs evil. The literal meaning of Deepavali in Sanskrit is 'a row of lamps.' Filling little clay lamps with oil and wick and lighting them in rows all over the house is a tradition that is popular in most regions, although celebrations vary in different places.

The Five Days of Diwali

  • On the 1st day of Diwali, people consider it auspicious to spring clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils.
  • On the 2nd day, people decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand.
  • The 3rd day is the main day of the festival when families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities.
  • The 4th day is the first day of the new year when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season.
  • On the last, 5th of Diwali, brothers visit their married sisters who welcome them with love and a lavish meal.

During our Diwali dinner we will enjoy each other's company and discuss Club and Rotary news. The festive program is prepared by the restaurant to include live instrumental Indian music to be performed by Anatolij Lomonosov, a sitar teacher and professional performed with 25 years of experience, a special Indian dessert and tasks for the youngest ones for which the winners will be awarded.

You can read more about Diwali here:

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/5-diwali-customs-and-traditions-you-should-know-about/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/spotlight/Traditions-of-Diwali/articleshow/49673561.cms

https://www.diwalifestival.org/diwali-traditions-customs.html

https://www.diwalifestival.org/diwali-traditions-customs.html

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