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Vibrant Diwali Celebration at Delbarton
Meghan Podimsky

On November 10, the Fine Arts Center was transformed into a colorful celebration as Delbarton's community celebrated Diwali, the Festival fo Light. Hosted by PCDI and DAP, the event was filled with wonderful food, lively music, dancing and, above all, friendship. Check out this clip of Rutgers University's Bhangra Team performing a traditional bhangra dance. Bhagara is known for its fast paced drumming, rhythmic clapping and vibrant dance moves as it is performed during celebrations, festivals, and weddings.

Diwali at Delbarton

Diwali is a five-day festival observed by more than a billion people around the world. It originated in India and is now celebrated across the world. The festival gets its name from the Sanskrit word dipvali meaning “a row of lights”, and while specific traditions vary significantly across the diaspora that celebrates, Diwali in essence is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. 

As torans (traditional Diwali decorations) are hung and diyas (oil lamps) are lit across the world, our community at Delbarton wishes you a very Happy Diwali.

Thank you for joining us on campus and participating in the fun! If you were unable to attend, enjoy some of our favorite photos from our 2023 Diwali event...