Bob, there’s a lively party here at the University of Utah. If you were in India, you would see that this is how every home and every space looks like during this time.
People are dressed up like me, dancing, enjoying music and food, all in celebration of Diwali. Diwali is a special festival that signifies good triumphing over evil, and it provides an opportunity for students to celebrate. At this event organized by the Indian Student Association, we have everything to celebrate the Festival of Lights: lights, colors, sweets, and a sense of community. Diwali is all about celebrating good over evil with loved ones, and even though we are miles away from our home country, we can still be ourselves and express every part of our culture. In Utah, people are accepting and open to learning about our traditions, which is truly amazing. Diwali is an important festival that has gained recognition globally, so celebrating it on a large scale is significant.
It brings light into our lives, and being able to celebrate it with a community makes it even more special. It gives us a sense of belonging and reminds us that we are never alone, no matter where we are. There are more Diwali events happening this weekend, including one on Saturday at the har Krishna Temple and festivities at the Hindu temple in South Jordan on Sunday.
These events include firecrackers and a lot of celebration of the Indian festival. It’s wonderful to see that even far away from home, people can come together and celebrate a festival that holds such significance in a unique and beautiful way. If you’re celebrating Diwali, I wish you and your family a happy and joyful celebration.
Reporting from Salt Lake City, I am Mike Legal for 13 News Utah..