August 25 2019

Indian Americans for Burlington to Host Diwali Celebration on the Town Common

By: Rich Hosford


Burlington Town Common will once again be lit up for the Festival of Lights and many Burlington residents of Indian descent are inviting the entire community to participate.


The group Indian American for Burlington is once again inviting the community to a Diwali celebration on the Town Common. This year the event is being held on Sunday, September 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. This is the third year the group has held the celebration on the Town Common to make it easier for the public at large to attend. 


“We cordially invite you all to our annual Indian cultural Extravaganza - celebrating Family and Togetherness!” an invite reads. “Join us for dance, music, games, arts, handicrafts, delicious food and a lot of fun!” 


Diwali is the most popular festival in India and it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.


In the lead-up to last year’s celebration IAB’s Indra Deb said the group has been working hard to support the community and that one goal of the event is to bring Burlington’s Indian and non-Indian populations together for a shared celebration.


“Our mission is civic, charitable and educational,” he said at the time. “We’ve been doing a scholarship. We have close to 3,500 Indians in Burlington and we want to bring this event to the community so we are officially we are here to invite you.”


The rain date for the event is Sunday, October 6.


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