Diwali festival first for Colwyn Bay this weekend

November 04, 2018

Colwyn Bay is getting set to celebrate its very first 'Diwali' festival this Saturday at various locations in the town.

Organised by the very well respected Dr. Sibani Roy and the North Wales Association for Cultural Integration, the event aims to mark the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance."

Although Diwali originated in Northern Hemisphere, it is now being celebrated throughout India and every country in the world where there are large number of Indians are settled.This festival particularly attracts people interested in religious studies, philosophy and the social structure of India.

The event supported by Bay of Colwyn Town Council and Conwy County Borough Council will be held in a number of locations across the town and there is a warm welcome for everyone join in the celebrations and find out more about the significance of the festival.

Festivities will begin at NWAMI, 10 Greenfield Road from 11am with meditation with latern making workshop for the whole family from 2pm.

At the Town Hall on Rhiw Road from midday musical performances of Dwali themes through classical Indian dances will be presented by Mrs. Kajal Sharma.

Drummers, choirs, candle vigilance and floating will take place in Queen Gardens from 1pm until 6pm.

For more details about the event please contact Dr. Sibani Roy on 07756 197442.